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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

Find resources in your district

texas-regions-map-svg SWCD Locator Map

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.

Events

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    Texas Section Society for Range Management 63rd Youth Range Workshop

    Junction , TX At the TSSRM Youth Range Workshop is open to youth are 14-18 years old, and have completed the 8th grade, but have not graduated from high school. This workshop will be held at the Texas Tech Campus in Junction.

    The workshop is $350, and includes all meals, lodging, and educational materials needed during the week. Participants are encouraged to seek sponsorships from various sources, including soil and water conservation districts or local ranches, and are then asked to go back after the workshops to present what they learned to those sponsors.

    For questions regarding the workshop, please contact:
    Hoyt Seidensticker -(210) 414-6603
    Jenny Pluhar - (806) 679-8729
    Paul Loeffler - (432) 386-3101
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    78th Annual Meeting of Soil and Water Conservation District Directors

    Fort Worth , TX Omni Fort Worth
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Rex Isom Elected Chairman of the National Watershed Coalition

Idalou native, Rex Isom, was elected as Chairman of the National Watershed Coalition at the National Conservation Conference in Nebraska City, NE this week. Isom is the Executive Director of the Texas State Soil and Water Board and has served as vice-chairman for the organization for the past two years and will now serve a two year term as chairman.

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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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