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.


  • Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
    Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground. Our great outdoors is one...
  • Easement/Forestry Plan/BMP Grant
    We will focus on the following Minor Watersheds (Hydrologic Unit Code 14 subwatersheds): Round-Big Pine, Dam-Long, Round, Waukenabo-Round, Spirit-Farm Island,...
  • 2017 Plat Books-$25
    2017 Plat Books are here for $25 (tax incl) at the Land Services Building, 322 Laurel Street, Suite 22, Brainerd,...

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...

Facebook Posts

December 12th, 9:42 am

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District

Ranching for Profit! Dave is bringing a wealth of knowledge to our region of MN! Thank You SFA, Crow Wing Forage Basin & other contributors! Sustainable Farming Association - Central Chapter Sustainable Farming Association ... See MoreSee Less

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December 7th, 8:30 am

Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District

Seasonal wardrobe change! When winter comes, short-tailed weasels shed their summer colors (reddish-brown coat with a white belly) to a brilliant white fur. When you hear the term ermine, this refers to a weasel in its white winter coat.

Photo used with permission by Risha Isom
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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: