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About Us

The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science based conservation practices, programs, and policy. 

The Hoosier State Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is the Indiana branch of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. 


As a nonprofit organization, we are involved in scientific research and educational outreach. We work with academic institutions, landowners, communities and government bodies to achieve the following main objectives:

- Improve the practice of conservation by fostering the development of state-of-the-art conservation practices and systems.

- Improve conservation policy by bringing science and professional judgment to bear in shaping local, state, provincial, and federal policy.
Enhance the capabilities of conservationists through training and professional development.


- Sustain the ethic and spirit of professionalism among conservationists through networking and mutual support.

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