Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board

Location: STATEWIDE, Texas

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) was organized in 1939 by the Texas Legislature to serve as the centralized state-level administrative agency for the 216 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) across the state. The goal of the TSSWCB is to ensure the availability of natural resources for future generations, so that all Texans’ present and future needs can be met in a manner that promotes a clean, healthy environment and strong economic growth.


The TSSWCB administers Texas’ soil and water law and coordinates conservation and nonpoint source pollution abatement programs throughout the state. The Board provides financial and programming assistance to SWCDs, provides information and guidance on project planning, implementation, and regulatory issues, in addition to administering funding for a variety of conservation initiatives. Other TSSWCB programs include public education and outreach on natural resource conservation, assisting with grants for repairs of flood control dams, and overseeing the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee.



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