Soil & Water Conservation District

An organizaSWCD LOGOtion responsible for the promotion of conservation and development of natural resources within Shelby County with special emphasis on soil and water, and for providing assistance to landowners with the planning and application of conservation practices on their land.

An organization that receives funding from the Ohio Department of Agriculture - Division of Soil and Water Conservation and from the Shelby County Commissioners.

Our Mission

Providing leadership, education, and technical assistance in natural resource conservation to the citizens of Shelby County.

Our History

The Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was formed in 1946 by a group of private landowners who were interested in conserving our natural resources. These early conservationists started the district and formed the first Board of Supervisors.

Elected Board Supervisors and Staff

Shelby SWCD has continued a tradition of locally led conservation for more than 70 years through its Board of Supervisors and staff.

Elected Board Supervisors

SWCD Board Photo 1.27.23From left to right: Steve Berning, Mack Knupp, Michael Watercutter, Brent Clinehens, and Leonard Albers.


SWCD Office Photo (2) 1.27.23

Back row from left to right: Gunnar Young, Ryan Evers, Justin Wagner, Amanda Hurley and Jason Bruns. Front row from left to right: Matt Gardener, Cassie Lefeld, and Jason Rethman.

Questions & Concerns

Our office is here to assist you in any way that we can, if your question is not answered by the information on this website or if you need further information about one of the specific areas please do not hesitate to call or stop by our office. Please feel free contact us through one of the provided email addresses, or during our regular office hours.