Helping Landowners Protect Soil and Water Resources for 79 Years

*Notice To Our Valued Constituents*


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our customers

and staff, the Scott SWCD office is currently CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

We will maintain regular operations, however, and staff will be available by

phone and email during normal office hours

(7:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Thu and 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Fri.)


Please visit our staff page for individual staff contact information.

We will provide updates as conditions change.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Technical Assistance and
Cost Share

The TACS Program supports implementation of “on-the-ground” conservation projects that protect and improve water quality in rivers, lakes, streams and other valuable water resources in Scott County.

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We sell low-cost, high-quality tree and shrub seedlings, native prairie seed mixes, and live plant kits. There's something for everyone to help make our county a more beautiful and environmentally friendly place to live!  Visit to find out more!


Since 1941, the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District in Jordan, Minnesota has been helping Scott County citizens protect and preserve land and water resources. We are dedicated to working directly with landowners and agencies:


  • to promote wise and sustainable use of our land and water related resources

  • to educate and inform the public about these uses

  • to help solve resource problems within the District

  • to serve as a county-wide natural resource information and referral center.

The Scott SWCD is a political subdivision of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. 



Promote and support the conservation of natural resources in Scott County through strong partnerships, trusted relationships and excellent service.



Serving Scott


Conservation Projects Completed


Native Minnesota
Trees Sold


Landowners Assisted in 2019


September 14, 2020

As winter approaches, you may think your outdoor projects are done for the year, but if you have buckthorn removal on your list of chores, late fall and early winter are great times to get it done.

Why is Buckthorn Bad?

There are many reasons this invasive, non-native shrub is better taken out than left to take over our native woodlands. 

  • Out-competes native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture

  • Degrades important...

September 7, 2020

Many residents of Scott County call the Prior Lake/Spring Lake and Sand Creek watershed’s their home.  Beautiful shorelines and gently flowing streams are much-valued features of the land, and the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (Scott SWCD) has been awarded funds to preserve resources to make sure those natural wonders remain.

The Scott SWCD is a local, special-purpose unit of government established to assist landow...

August 27, 2020

If you find yourself driving down County Road 11, look east just as you pass 225th Street for a magnificent view of a new asset in Scott County. What you’ll see is 87 acres of land restored to a fully functioning wetland. With picturesque scenery, it will provide amazing habitat for a plethora of wildlife while also improving water quality in Sand Creek, Scott County’s largest stream.

The land, however, didn’t always look the w...

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Location-Temporarily Closed to Public

7151 West 190th Street Suite 125

Jordan, MN 55352

Call Us: 952-492-5425

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our customers and staff, as of Tuesday, March 17


The Scott SWCD will be operating during normal business hours (7:00 - 4:30 Mon-Thu and 7:00 - 3:30 Fri)

but the office will be closed to the public.


Staff will be available by phone and email during office hours. Please visit for individual staff contact information. We will provide updates as conditions change. Thank you for your understanding


There are currently no open positions. 


The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. The Board is responsible for setting policies and overall direction for implementation of the SWCD's programs and services. Regular meetings of the Board occur on the third Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call us or fill out the following form

© 2020 Scott SWCD

952-492-5425  |  |  7151 W 190th St, Jordan, MN 55352

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