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Helping Landowners Protect Soil and Water Resources for 75 Years

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.


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 scottswcdtrees.com 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.



February 24, 2020

There's all sorts of opportunities coming up with the Scott SWCD! Learn everything from Cover Crop introductory courses, to how to grow healthier soils. No matter your experience, there's something for you.

Both events are FREE for farmers and landowners, with lunch included at our Growing Healthy Soils event.

Please RSVP for events to Diann Korbel at 952-492-5414 or at dkorbel@scottswcd.org

See information below for upcoming eve...

February 19, 2020

In 2012, Adam Simon found himself on the farm that was once his grandfathers. The fields that had once been lush crop fields and pasture for a small dairy farm operation had turned into black, hard, unusable soil. Gullies had formed causing ravines big enough to trap planters. His crops were not thriving like he hoped, and the extreme dry-then-wet weather of that growing season was not helping. He knew something had to change.


February 3, 2020

38 Local farmers, Watershed District Board members, Scott SWCD Supervisors, Prior Lake City Council members, landowners, and other government staff and officials, came together on January 29 to help celebrate the great water quality achievements of four farmers whose farms were certified into the Lake-Friendly Farm Program.

Farmers upstream of Spring and Prior Lakes have been busy working on clean water solutions for our lakes....

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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


7151 West 190th Street Suite 125

Jordan, MN 55352


Call Us: 952-492-5425



Soil & Water Conservation District