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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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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.

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Brandenberger Honored for 50 Years of Service to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

In 1968, Don Brandenberger embarked upon what will go down in Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) history books as the longest serving employee since its establishment in 1938. During his tenure he has witnessed the relocation of all 4 TSSWCB Headquarter Offices in Temple, 10 out of the 11 Executive Directors, the funding of 3 new agency programs and has seen the creation or re-establishment of 63 soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs). Don works as a Field Representative traveling throughout Central Texas serving as a resource to 21 SWCDs covering 25 counties.

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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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