Chisago SWCD
The cornerstone of each SWCD is locally led conservation. Because the landscape of every SWCD is different and unique, taking care of the soil and water resources is best done by people who live and work in that district.

SWCDs are local units of government that manage and direct conservation programs. The SWCD function is to assist land occupiers in both rural and urban settings to protect soil, water, and related resources. Minnesota currently has 91 SWCDs, each of which is governed by a Board of five Supervisors. SWCDs receive their authority from Chapter 103C of Minnesota Statutes.

In addition to their individual resources, SWCD’s use the expertise of other state and federal organizations, including the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). BWSR is the state administrative agency for the SWCD’s and channels funds to the SWCD for many conservation programs.

Contact Chisago SWCD

Craig Mell
District Administrator
38814 Third Avenue
North Branch, Minnesota  55056-5962
Phone: (651) 674-2333
Fax: 651/674-8828


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Chisago County, Minnesota

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