TJSWCD’s mission: “To exercise leadership in promoting natural resource protection.”

Provide Technical and Financial Assistance

TJSWCD provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and farmers interested in implementing conservation practices on their land. These conservation practices can improve soil health, water quality, wildlife habitat, and farm productivity. Our work has led to a cumulative total of 2,944 acres of riparian buffers and 261 miles of stream bank protected since 1998 (when electronic records became available).

Plan and Design Best Management Practices (BMPs)

District staff work directly with farmers and landowners to plan and design Best Management Practices (BMPs) that meet the needs of each individual farm or property. Through a variety of funding sources, the TJSWCD provides cost share and/or tax incentives for the installation of many of those conservation practices.

TJSWCD holds field day events with partners that are open to the public.

Senior Conservation Specialist Tim Talley measures and checks a recent tree planting practice.

Clean Water Farm Award

Conservation Programs Manager Luke Longanecker meets with farmers to discuss options and practices that could benefit their operations.

Conservation Specialist Mary Eiserman conducts stream surveys to gather information to plan a hardened stream crossing.

Outreach & Administrative Supervisor Lisa Hyatt marks out the buffer width for the contractors.

Conservation Technician Marie Abowd plans and measures newly installed fence.