Welcome to Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD)
BSWCD has been growing relationships between people and place since 1956! We are a Special District governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors and supported through a property tax levy, grants, and other local, state, federal, and private funds. Our talented staff (6 FTEs) engage Benton County residents in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources by providing educational, technical, and/or financial assistance. Overarching themes for our strategic direction through 2027 are climate, targeted community impact, equity, and collaborative leadership. The District’s annual operating budget is approximately $1.3 million dollars. We work with a diverse array of dedicated and enthusiastic partner organizations, land managers, and volunteers to achieve our mission and meet the needs of our community. Join our Team if you are passionate about sustainable agriculture, natural resource conservation, and making a difference in your community!
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ)
BSWCD is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. We strive to apply an equity focus to our policies, practices, procedures, and programs. We are working to identify and remove barriers to access our services and provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage in and benefit from the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Our EDIJ journey is continually evolving as we learn and grow together as individual staff and board members, and as an organization.