Note change of Location for Board Meeting:  The next regular board meeting date will be Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Willmar Public Library, 410 5th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201.

Currently Hiring:
District Manager

Kandiyohi Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is accepting applications for District Manager position until the position is filled.

Job Summary:  The District Manager provides day to day management and assists with technical functions for the Kandiyohi SWCD that assures effcient and profitable operation of the District.  The District Manager will also be expected to represent the SWCD in all communications and associations.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in enviromental science and natural resources, with some course work in management. Candidates should have five to ten years of experience with implementing conservation practices and developing water quality improvement solutions and/or two years of supervisory experience.

This position starts at $67,000-$83,000 based on experience and qualifications plus benefits. All interested candidates should send resume and job application to: Kandiyohi SWCD 1005 High Ave NE, Willmar, MN  56201 or email   If  you have any questions please call Sandy Laumer at 320-235-3540 ext 101. Manager Position Announcement.pdf Job Application.pdf

**COVID-19 Update****

YES, We are still open (but please call first)!

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our country, the Kandiyohi SWCD is concerned for the public and staff's well-being. Therefore, we are encouraging all communication by phone or email. Our building is currently not allowing any visitors inside, but give us a call or send an email and we will make arrangments to provide services as needed.

We will continue to update if any changes occur, Stay Healthy Everyone!


Our mission is to encourage the wise use of land and water and to treat these resources in accordance with their needs for protection and improvement.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Leadership and governance is provided by boards of five (5) locally elected Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors. The role of the elected supervisor is to develop policy, long range plans and budgets.

SWCD’s emphasize cooperation between federal, state and local resource management agencies and local land managers.

Kandiyohi SWCD was established April 23, 1954. Since then it has been our mission to encourage the wise use of land and water and to treat these resources in accordance with their needs for protection and improvement.

The Kandiyohi SWCD staff assists landowners with a variety of natural resource concerns.  The SWCD is co-located with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The SWCD and NRCS staffs work cooperatively on Federal Farm Bill Programs.


Where can I get my Soil tested?

Where can I get my WATER tested?  (Test Kits Available in our office from RMB Labs)
Kandiyohi SWCD Monitoring Plan for Buffer Compliance Tracking

Buffer Complaint Form

2022 Tree Order Form

2022 Seed Brochere



District Administrator Retires;

After 31 year's of service with the Kandiyohi SWCD, Rick Reimer has offically retired.
Staff appreicates his dedication and passion over the years and wish's him a happy retirement as he starts a new chapter in his life!


Rick and Board Supervisors at Rick's retirement party at Zorbaz on Green Lake.


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