About Auglaize SWCD
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What is SWCD
Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivision of the State. In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCD's were formed in the late 1940's to complement a federal government agency (now titled the Natural Resources Conservation Service). Both local and federal agencies worked together to encourage farmers and landowners to employ practices on the land for the conservation of soil and water resources. Today SWCD's share the common goal of conservation of natural resources on urban and rural lands.
The Auglaize SWCD receives the majority of its funding from the Auglaize County Commissioners and The Ohio General Assembly. All local government grants are matched by the state of Ohio nearly dollar to dollar to support SWCD operations, conservation programs, and resource management initiatives. Additionally, we work closely with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and ODA Division of Soil and Water Resources. With these resources the Auglaize SWCD is a vehicle for bringing local governments and residents together to address natural resource conservation challenges in urban and rural settings.
Board of Supervisors
Lou Brown - Chairman
Doug Fisher - Vice Chairman
Paul Knueve - Treasurer
Lee Turner - Fiscal Agent
Debbie Brown - Secretary
Christine Davis - SWCD -District Program Administrator
Doug Schmerge - SWCD - District Technician 3
Dustin Grieshop - SWCD - District Technician 2
Dan Braden - SWCD - Design Engineer
Emily Kramer - SWCD Special Programs Technician
Jenelle Ott- NRCS -District Conservationist
Daniel Francis - Pheasants Forever Wildlife Biologist
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If you are interested in possible employment with Auglaize SWCD, click here to download a job application, for vacancy information click here and job description click here. Please also include resume with cover letter.
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