SWCD (218) 326-0017
NRCS (218) 326-6595

Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District


The Itasca SWCD is a local agency which provides access to conservation and resource management services.  In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, the District provides technical assistance, cost-sharing and natural resource management information and education.  Urban and rural landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.  

What is an SWCD

Soil and Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. 

Leadership and Governance

Leadership and governance is provided by a board of five (5) locally elected Supervisors.  The role of the elected Supervisor is to develop policy, long-range plans and budgets.  Our five Supervisors Include: Chuck Isaacs, Ted Lovdahl, Don Simons, Calvin Saari, and Darrel Lauber.