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Conservation and protection

Find local resources for managing soil and water, preventing erosion, and disposing agricultural debris

The mission of LDAF's Office of Soil & Water Conservation (OSWC) is to sustain and conserve water quality and soil stability on croplands, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, and waterways of Louisiana. We do this by providing financial assistance, administrative support, and centralized coordination to the state’s 44 Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) , which work with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide conservation planning services for landowners and managers.

The OSWC also employs technical specialists who work directly with landowners in Louisiana’s coastal zone and in priority watersheds to remedy identified water quality, soil loss, and wetland loss concerns in those areas.

Programs and best management practices

  • Louisiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts

    Learn about Louisiana's 44 soil and water conservation districts
  • Soil & Water Conservation District Spotlights

    Join us as we shine a light on the work at some of Louisiana's SWCDs

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