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About East Otter Tail SWCD

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

It shall be the mission of the Soil and Water Conservation District to conserve and protect the soil and water resources that were placed into our trust. Our quality of life and our environment depends on the partnership between our Board of Supervisors, its employees, and a willingness of land users to commit to good land use practices and management skills.

It is the District’s responsibility to provide trained, competent technicians and office staff to disseminate information and provide technical assistance to all land users applying conservation practices and measures to their land. And it is the responsibility of the District employees to achieve the mission of this District by dedicating their services, talents, and skills in meeting the goals and objectives set forth in our “Long Range” and “Annual Plan of Work” and to remain flexible to change.

The SWCD is the administrator of the Otter Tail County Water Plan which seeks to identify and remedy present and future threats to water quality. The County Water Plan has been adopted as the SWCD "Long Range" plan.

Local Water Management Plan


Year in Review

Curious about what we do in a year? Check out our 2023 Year in Review!

2023 Year in Review