Rock Soil and Water Conservation District

To protect the environment along with assisting landowners with knowledge of the rules so that together we may be successful in conserving our land, water and other natural resources.

Since 1945, the Rock Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) had served the community by coordinating technical and financial assistance for local landowners. In 1996 the SWCD formed a joint powers agreement with the Rock County Environmental Office to form the Rock County Land Management Office.

By combing the two offices the Land Management office is able to provide landowners a one-stop-shop approach to assist Rock County land owners with all aspects of land use from compliance with state and local rules to conservation and environmental programs at the local level. Our office works with landowners to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private lands.


  • Promote and facilitate State and Federal conservation programs such as waterways, sediment basins, feedlots and stream bank erosion;
  • Develop programs to protect and improve water quality, soil productivity, and wildlife habitat;
  • Assist feedlot owners with permitting and environmental compliance;
  • Tree planting and native grass seeding programs;
  • Land use development through Planning and Zoning;
  • Provide broad base data with a Geographic Information System;
  • Restore and protect wetlands;
  • Manage a solid waste, recycling and hazardous waste disposal program;
  • Provide oversight and financing options for failing septic systems;
  • Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.

Contact Rock Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact Rock Soil and Water Conservation District

311 West Gabrielson Street
Luverne, Minnesota  56156-2257
Phone: (507) 283-8862


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Rock County, Minnesota