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Protecting and enhancing Texas' natural resources since 1939.

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB)

is the state agency that administers Texas' soil and water conservation law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source water pollution abatement programs throughout the State.
Protecting and enhancing Texas' natural resources since 1939.
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is the state agency that administers Texas' soil and water conservation law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source water pollution abatement programs throughout the State.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs)

Texas has over 200 SWCDs managing a variety of local conservation activities across the state. As independent political bodies, SWCDs communicate with state and federal agencies through the TSSWCB.

SWCDs

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Our Mission

TSSWCB works in conjunction with local SWCDs to encourage the wise and productive use of natural resources. It is our goal to ensure the availability of those resources for future generations, so that all Texans' present and future needs can be met in a manner that promotes a clean, healthy environment and strong economic growth.

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Nichols Retires After 15 Years of Service to Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Jerry D. Nichols, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) Member has retired after many years of loyal dedication to Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts. During Nichol’s 15 years on the board, including 2 years as Chairman, TSSWCB has continued to grow its reputation for excellence. In 2003, he was elected to the State Board to represent Area IV which is made up of 52 counties in East Texas. In addition to his work with the State Board, he has served on the Nacogdoches Soil and Water Conservation District Board since 1977.

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What We Do

The TSSWCB is the lead state agency for the planning, management, and abatement of agricultural and silvicultural (forestry) nonpoint source water pollution, and administers the Water Supply Enhancement Program. The TSSWCB maintains regional offices in strategic locations in the State to help carry out the agency’s responsibilities.

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