Soil & Water Conservation

The Rowan Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a unit of Rowan County Government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Soil and Water Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private lands and many public lands in the United States.

The Rowan SWCD is governed by a non-partisan board consisting of five supervisors: two appointed by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and three being elected through the local election. The District currently employs two full-time employees.


Working in partnership with other agencies and organizations, the Rowan Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to provide its citizens with the technical assistance and financial resources to carry out scientifically sound, sustainable practices that conserve the soil, water, and related resources of Rowan County. The education of our citizens in the wise use of natural resources will be a priority of this District.