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Mission Statement

The mission of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is to assist the citizens of Richland County to protect and improve the County’s natural resources by providing exceptional educational, planning and technical assistance.


Richland Soil and Water Conservation District assists landowners with the following:

  • Agriculture land planning and engineering assistance is provided through a partnership with USDA-NRCS and includes, but is not limited to Grassed Waterways, Windbreaks, Filter Strips, Agriculture Chemical Facilities, Nutrient Management, Grazing Management, Manure Management, Access Roads and Fencing and Drainage and Erosion issues.
  • Non-agriculture assistance includes includes planning for woodland, wetlands, wildlife, recreation land, as well as drainage, erosion and sediment control, and pond management
  • The District assists non-farm rural landowners on a variety of land use concerns including soil health, drainage and erosion problems, and wetland issues with an emphasis on Backyard Conservation. (link to Backyard Conservation
  • Forestry: link to the Ohio Forestry Association ( http://www.ohioforest.org/) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry ( http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/)
  • The District assists local government with the Storm Water and Sediment Control Regulations and Ohio’s General Storm Water National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
  • Soil Testing-analysis and results provided
  • Water Testing - analysis and interpretation of results with recommendations provided


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