Our Mission

The staff at Otsego Soil & Water Conservation District works with landowners, land managers, local government agencies, and other local entities in addressing a broad spectrum of resource concerns: erosion control, flood prevention, water conservation and use, wetlands, ground water, water quality and quantity, non-point source pollution, forest land protection, wildlife, recreation, waste water management and community development.

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
— Aldo Leopold

About Us

  • Otsego County Soil & Water was formed on June 15, 1944
  • Conservation Districts are organized as units of state government to improve land and water resources
  • Conservation Districts coordinate with federal and state agencies to address conservation needs within the county
  • Secures necessary funding to complete conservation goals
  • Involved in community outreach and various programs
  • Provides technical assistance to landowners and local governments