Please be patient as we are currently in the process of updating our website.  Contact information, staff names, equipment rental and food plot information have been updated as of May 2023.  We are aware of broken links in various places on the site and will be working to correct those.  If you are looking for information and run into a problem, please let us know by email to scottcountyswcd@gmail.com or by calling our office at 812-752-2269 x3.  Thank you for your patience as we work to update and improve the web site to make it a valuable source of information for the community!

Dear Friends of Conservation,

As Chairman of the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), I would like to welcome you to our web site. This website is for the farmer that uses SWCD resources to find out about the latest Farm Bill. It's also for the backyard conservationist looking to make their backyard a better place for nature. It's even for the outdoorsman planning to use Hardy Lake for recreation. I hope you will find the information useful.

The Scott County SWCD offers rental equipment, flag sales, educational programs and plant/tree sales. We have monthly meetings that are open to the public. I hope you will take a few minutes to browse this web site to see the many things we offer. If we can be of any assistance please feel free to contact us at anytime.


Dan Smith

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors


Across Indiana, 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts one in every county - help Indiana residents to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources that encompass our state's 23 million acres.

The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized in November, 1945 as a legal subdivision of the State of Indiana. It was formed as an independent body under and subject only to the Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District Law. The District is responsible for the leadership in conserving and protecting soil and water related resources within Scott County. The District does not have the power to replace or duplicate functions of other local government units.
The Scott County SWCD is run by a five member board - all residents of Scott County. The landowners of the county elect three of the supervisors and the State Committee appoints the other two supervisors from recommendations sent by the local District Board.

Our Mission: Helping others help themselves conserve and protect the natural resources of Scott County.

Our Purpose: The Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District serves both rural and urban people, non-agricultural and agricultural organizations, local units of government, individual landowners and others who request assistance. We provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of education, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.