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 Wikipedia is “the preservation or efficient use of resources, or the conservation of various quantities 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 to tell our legislators what we do and why we are essential to the health 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 different chambers of introduction) by becoming a co-sponsor of the bills, which creates the Illinois 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 few moments to complete the AISWCD’s Conservation Adoption Farmer Survey for a chance to win! Read more…

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 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation Read more…