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

Editorial: What Does Conservation Mean to You?

There are many different “definitions” of the word conservation. Webster’s dictionary is “a careful preservation and protection of something, especially planned management of a natural resource, to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect. Another definition from Read more…

Mark your calendar and register today for SWCD Legislative Day, held virtually on April 26, 2021! We’ve Gone Virtual! Even though this legislative day looks a little different, we need your voices more than ever Read more…

Support SB 2474 & HB 1792!

It’s easy as 1-2-3 to take action now! Please use the link below to send your lawmakers a brief, pre-written message encouraging he or she to support Senate Bill 2474 and House Bill 1792 (identical bills, just Read more…

Conservation Adoption Farmer Survey

AISWCD is conducting a brief survey to better understand farmer and landowner insights and attitudes towards the adoption of conservation measures. Farmers and landowners – take our survey for a chance to win! Take a Read more…

New SWCD Director Training Materials

Did you miss the ‘New SWCD Director Training Webinar’ hosted by AISWCD and the Illinois Department of Agriculture!? Don’t fret, we have you covered! View the primary PowerPoint presentation HERE!  

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…

MEET THE AISWCD TEAM

CLEAN WATER, HEALTHY SOILS.
ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

ASHLEY CURRAN, GRANTS MANAGER

O: 815-901-7564
C: 815-901-7564
Ashley. Curran@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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