Who Are We?
The Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a local subdivision of Indiana state government responsible for leadership in the conservation of Monroe County’s natural resources. The District is governed by a board of five supervisors who are county residents. These citizens are elected by their peers to serve for a three-year term as state elected officials.
The District works closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Purdue Cooperative Extension, the City of Bloomington, and other state and federal agencies. In partnership with the NRCS and IDNR, MCSWCD provides technical assistance to farmers, homeowners, businesses, and industry. The District also works with units of local, state, and federal government to address issues of land use, conservation planning, and resource development. See our Sales and Services page for a complete listing of offered services.
New Indiana Terrestrial Plant Rule!
Our mission is to identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns, provide information on soil, water, and related natural resource conservation, and to connect land users to sources of education and technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
Long Range Plan 2019-2023
The Long Range plan for the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District was prioritized based on resource concerns in the county. It was voted on and approved by the Board of Supervisors on August 15th, 2018.
Monthly Video Series
People of Monroe County
The purpose of this project is to connect county residents and people all around the world with the conservation ethic of Monroe County and further awareness of agricultural life in the region. On the first of every month, the District will be releasing a new video documenting conservation practices, life in agriculture, and information about the county and practices.