Request SWCD On-site Assistance: $100 for 2 hours (includes travel time)

We can go to your site: wetland conservation, tree planting, erosion control, technical assistance, other -- the SWCD makes it easier! Request SWCD on-site assistance by completing the online SWCD Work Order:


Order Online: Seeds/Plat Book

Trees/Plants for Sale: Annually January-March


Funding/Grants Available for:
Shoreline, Buffers, Forest Stewardship Plans, Rain Gardens, Conservation Easements

Forest Management Plans

Call Clayton 218-828-6197 for a Forest Stewardship Management Plan.  Tax incentives are available.


Recent Projects

  • Clearing up Serpent Lake
    Serpent Lake will benefit from a $1.2 million targeted watershed program grant the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources...
  • Pine River Fish Passage Project on Big Pine Lake
    Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries (DNR), Big Pine Lake Association, The...
  • Big Trout Lake Conservation Plan
    Big Trout Lake Conservation Plan A coalition of state and local units of governments, conservation organizations, and citizen groups were...

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November 15th, 8:43 am

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District

One of the last plants to bloom in the fall is the witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). Minnesota is at the edge of the range of this uncommon shrub. Witch-hazel is a state threatened plant and has only been documented in a few counties in the southeast and east-central parts of the state.

Witch-hazel grows in dry-to-moist deciduous forests. It blossoms in September and the flowers can sometimes stick around into November! Have you seen any?!

Photo by Ruth Hartnup
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November 14th, 9:02 am

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District
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November 14th, 8:49 am

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District

In 1986, the Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Act was enacted to restore certain marginal and environmental sensitive agricultural land to protect soil and water quality and support fish and wildlife habitat. To-date over $200 million state dollars has resulted in over 6,000 easements covering more than 250,000 acres. ( ... See MoreSee Less

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The Mississippi Brainerd Watershed Story Map


Crow Wing County GIS Interactive Map


Crow Wing County - Soil & Water Conservation District

Our Mission:

P6121122To work cooperatively with the public, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities in protecting our water and land resources through the use of conservation practices; providing local leadership for the prudent use and conservation of water, soil, and associated resources while serving as a local natural resource information center.

Providing local expertise on water quality, erosion control and natural resources since 1956.


Crow Wing SWCD is funded by: