Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District

Our mission is to protect the land and water of Defiance County by being an innovative leader, assisting and educating the public to make the best choices for conserving and preserving our natural resources.

Our vision is to build on a tradition of conservation excellence and to meet the natural resources challenges of the future.

The Defiance SWCD, founded in 1949 is one of 88 conservation districts in Ohio and one of nearly 3000 nationwide. The district is led by five dedicated local residents who are elected to a 3 year term as Board Supervisors and volunteer their time. Staffed with federal and state/county professionals, we assist all Defiance County residents, landowners, and communities with their natural resources conservation needs.

Our agency is an independent subdivision of the State of Ohio, associated with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Soil and Water Conservation, and funded by the Defiance county and state taxpayer monies.

The primary purpose of any soil and water conservation district is to bring people, governmental agencies, and private interests together to manage America's natural resources and environmental challenges. While resource objectives vary from district to district and will undoubtedly change over time, the need for a local entity to coordinate natural resource objectives will never change.


Contact Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District

Terri Agler
Administrative Assistant
6879 Evansport Road
Suite C
Defiance, Ohio  43512-6766
Phone: (419) 782-1794
Fax: (419) 782-1791


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Defiance County, Ohio

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