Freeborn Soil & Water Conservation District

Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy as a large percentage of the land area is considered prime farmland.  Our Soil & Water Conservation District was formed to address the conservation needs of our agricultural land.   It’s a legal subdivision of state government organized under provisions of Minnesota statutes, Chapter 103C.  We’re one of 91 such districts in the state.

Our district is governed by a five (5) elected members of a “Board of Supervisors”.  These supervisors are nominated from pre-determined geographic areas called nomination districts and voted on in the November General Elections by the electorate “at large”.   The terms are now all four years in length.

to create an awareness of the need for conservation practices to help protect our resources.  After landowners recognize the need, we then offer practical and manageable alternatives to address those needs identified. To help implement the alternatives selected, we provide technical assistance and cost share assistance (when available) to apply Best Management Practices.

We work primarily with willing landowners solving Soil & Water Conservation Problems on private lands.   We do this to protect and preserve our valuable soil and water resources and also to help the landowners and/or operators be more successful environmentally and financially.    

Contact Freeborn Soil & Water Conservation District

Contact Freeborn Soil & Water Conservation District

Mark Schaetzke
SWCD District Manager
1400 West Main Street
Albert Lea, Minnesota  56007-1816
Phone: 507-373-5607 Ext. 3
Fax: 507-373-7654


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Freeborn County, Minnesota