Soil and Water Conservation Districts work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, working in conjunction with agricultural as well as environmental stakeholders, have for decades over played a central role in efforts to protect and sustain the viability of Illinois’ finite natural resources for future generations.

RECENT NEWS

Poster & Photo Contest!

The 2021 Poster Contest theme is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”. The annual AISWCD Poster Contest, part of the larger national competition hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), provides students from kindergarten through Read more…

Lawmaker Guide to SWCDs

The AISWCD is pleased to share it’s lawmaker Guide to SWCDs, a publication that will be used in the near future to educate lawmakers on the who, what, and whys of Soil and Water Conservation Read more…

We’re Hiring!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) is seeking a conservation professional to join our small team as the next Grant Manager. This position is responsible for all aspects of the administration Read more…

Brown Bag Brunch and Learn Series

Please join AISWCD and S.T.A.R. for the new Brown Bag Brunch and Learn series. This will be a recurring series on the first Wednesday of every month focusing on S.T.A.R. and other agriculture conservation topics. Read more…

Listen or Watch Now

Listen and watch! Miss the CRP training or S.T.A.R. Holiday Webinars? No problem, we’ve got you covered! We have posted links here for later viewing! CRP Training Webinar | NRCS | 12-16-20 CRP Training Webinar Read more…

NEWS: Clean water, healthy soil

Successful Farming: Carl Zimmerman in Earlville, Illinois, farms 1,600 acres of corn and soybeans on land that his father began farming in 1966. Over time, the Zimmermans have increased their acres (his father started with Read more…

Register: S.T.A.R. Holiday Webinar!

AISWCD, in partnership with Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources (S.T.A.R.), is hosting a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, December 17th from 1-2:00pm. The webinar will provide attendees with highlights from the Crop Year 2019 Annual Report, sneak Read more…

MEET THE AISWCD TEAM

CLEAN WATER, HEALTHY SOILS.
REBECCA OSLAND, GRANTS MANAGER

REBECCA OSLAND, GRANTS MANAGER

O: 312-203-2528
C: 773-437-5275
Rebecca.Osland@aiswcd.org

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-899-1435
Steve.Chard@aiswcd.org

NICK LONGBUCCO, STAR COORDINATOR

NICK LONGBUCCO, STAR COORDINATOR

O: 217-744-3414
C: 248-807-2235
Nick.Longbucco@aiswcd.org

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-494-4340
Grant.Hammer@aiswcd.org

WATCH: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS

SWCDS DELIVER

DRIVING VALUE, DELIVERING CONSERVATION
TRUSTED RESOURCES

TRUSTED RESOURCES

SWCDs are local, trusted resources that provide a wide variety of services in rural and urban settings that includes technical expertise and assistance towards natural resource management, conservation planning, outreach and education.

SUSTAINERS

SUSTAINERS

SWCDs work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. The AISWCD and its member distrcits supports the mantra of 'clean water, healthy soils.'

IMPLEMENTORS

IMPLEMENTORS

SWCDs implement conservation practices, protect groundwater resources, conserve and restore wetlands/habitat, and work with other levels of government, homeowners, and developers to manage Illinois’ land in an environmentally sensitive manner.

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