SWCD (218) 326-0017
NRCS (218) 326-6595

Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District

About the District

Left to Right, top row:  Paul Butler - SWCD Wetland Technician, Bill Grantges - SWCD AIS Coordinator, Andy Arens - SWCD Manager and Water Plan Coordinator,  Kim Yankowiak - SWCD Water Resource Specialist, Chris Evans - SWCD AIS Monitoring and Control Crew Leader, Marge Sella - NRCS District Conservationist.

Left to Right, bottom row:  Kathy Cone - SWCD Office Administrator, Tim Frits - SWCD Forestry & Shoreland Technician, Kyle Asplund - NRCS Soil Conservation Technician.


The Mission of the Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to provide a local organization through which landowners and operators, local units of government and state and federal agencies can cooperate to improve, develop and conserve soil, water, wildlife and recreational resources.

The SWCD will encourage adoption of proper land use practices as needed, recognizing that these measures are essential for maintenance of permanent and prosperous natural resource-based industries in Itasca County.

Who We Are:  

The Itasca SWCD is a local agency which provides access to conservation and resource management services.  In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, the District provides technical assistance, cost-sharing and natural resource management information and education.  Urban and rural landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services. 


Leadership and governance is provided by a board of five locally elected supervisors.  Our supervisors include:

Chris Reed, Vice Chair - District 1
Ted Lovdahl, Chairman - District 2
Melissa Roberts, Secretary - District 3
Don Simons, Member - District 4
Calvin Saari, Treasurer - District 5                                                       



Left to right: Calvin Saari, Ted Lovdahl, Melissa Roberts, Chris Reed; Don Simons is not pictured.

What We Do:

The Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am at the SWCD office.  In the event the first Tuesday is a holiday, the meeting will be held the following business day.  Members of the public are welcome to attend Board meetings.

  

 Board Meeting Agendas:                                          Board Meeting Minutes:         
        November 28, 2017 Special meeting                                                        
        November 14, 2017
        October 3, 2017                                                      October 3, 2017
        September 12, 2017                                                September 12, 2017
        August 1, 2017                                                        August 1, 2017
        July 11, 2017                                                          July 11, 2017
        June 19, 2017 Emergency Meeting                          
        June 1, 2017                                                           June 1, 2017
        May 4, 2017                                                            May 4, 2017
        April 3, 2017                                                            April 3, 2017                        
        March 7, 2017                                                         March 7, 2017                                       
        February 7, 2017                                                     February 7, 2017
        January 10, 2017                                                     January 10, 2017         
        December 9, 2016                                                    December 9, 2016                                     
        November 3, 2016                                                    November 3, 2016
        October 4, 2016                                                       October 4, 2016
        September 7, 2016                                                   September 7, 2016
        August 2, 2016                                                         August 2, 2016
        July 5, 2016                                                             July 5, 2016
                                                                                       June 20,21, 2016 Special mtg
        June 7, 2016                                                             June 7, 2016
        May 3, 2016                                                             May 3, 2016
        April 5, 2016                                                             April 5, 2016
                                                                                       March 22, 2016 Special mtg
        March 8, 2016                                                          March 8, 2016
        February 17, 2016 Special mtg                                   February 17, 2016 Special mtg
        February 5, 2016                                                       February 5, 2016
        January 5, 2016                                                        January 5, 2016
       
       


Itasca SWCD Annual Report: Please contact the office and we will mail you a copy

Itasca SWCD Annual Audit: Please contact the office and we will mail you a copy

Itasca SWCD Annual Budget: 2017 annual budget