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ABOUT
THE SWCD

Aitkin SWCD offers information and advice to landowners of all kinds. We assist in water planning, shoreland buffers / vegetation protection, educational activities, cost-share assistance programs, and provide forest management direction.

At Aitkin SWCD, we have committed our careers to the conservation of our local natural resources. We love what we do, because we love where we live, and we strive to protect the lands, and natural resources around us. 

 

The exciting part of safe-guarding our local resources, is that the efforts of a few, benefit many!

Join Our Team

Interested in conservation work? Find out about opportunities with the SWCD

OUR HISTORY.

On May 16, 1957, the Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District was established by local farmers and others to “provide technical and financial assistance to landowners.” 

 

This assistance took the form of survey and design of erosion control practices; cost-share for projects like fencing; advice and information to landowners planning to develop property; and education programs and contests for school-aged children.

Meet The SWCD Staff

Janet Smude

Lori Nelson

Sam Seybold

Kyle Fredrickson

Dist. Forester / AIS Coordinator

kfred.aitkinswcd@gmail.com

Veronica Lundquist

Soil Health & Outreach Specialist

lundquist.aitkinswcd@gmail.com

Joe Quehl

Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist

jquehl@pheasantsforever.org

Meet The SWCD Board

The Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District has a board of 5 supervisors that each represent a different geographic region of Aitkin County. Supervisors are elected by the public for 4-year terms. The 2024 board members are:

Bob Janzen

Treasurer

Frank Turnock

Chair

Tom Fasteland

Recorder

Dan Gravely

Vice Chair 

Board Minutes & Reports

PARTNERS.

It takes people to make conservation work—people who are willing to spend their time and efforts to make it happen. Below are some links to groups we often partner with:

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