Please note we are running low or out of several species as of 4-16-19.  

Tree Pick Up will be held Friday, May 3rd from 8am to 6pm and Saturday, May 4th from 9am to noon. Pick Up will be at the East Otter Tail County Fairgrounds in Perham. Please contact the office with any questions. Directions can be found here and here.

Employment Opportunity

The East Otter Tail and Wadena SWCDs are currently hiring a Seasonal Intern to help with our Irrigation Scheduling Program. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting SWCD staff that provide technical assistance for the Irrigation Scheduling Program in Otter Tail, Hubbard, Todd, and Wadena Counties, as well as assist with other District programs as directed by the District Manager. See the Position Description here.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed EOT SWCD application for employment. Applications can be found here or at our office. Application deadline is 4:00p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Any questions about the position should be directed to the East Otter Tail SWCD at 218-346-9105. The East Otter Tail SWCD is an equal opportunity employer.

Agricultural Land

Forest Acreage

Lakeshore Property

Urban Spaces


Established on May 26th of 1958, the Wadena Soil & Water Conservation District was organized by local farmers, with help from the Agriculture Extension Service.  Early projects consisted of mapping soils on local farms and writing conservation plans.


The Wadena Soil & Water Conservation District seeks to achieve and maintain the highest quality and quantity of natural resources possible through wise stewardship for now and the future within the limits of human and financial means available.

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at our office, unless otherwise noted.

2019 Board Meeting Schedule:

January 22
February 19
March 18

April 15
May 20

June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

MN Department of Agriculture's Ag Water Quality Certification Program

This is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural landowners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices that protect our water. Those who implement and maintain approved farm management practices will be certified and in turn obtain regulatory certainty for a period of ten years.   For more information, please visit the MDA website:


Consent Release Form


Held the 3rd Monday of each month at our office, except when on a holiday they are the following Monday, and are open to the public, at 8:00 a.m. 


Click here to download. It is available in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software to open the pages.


We are located on US Highway 71, one mile north of the junction of US Highways 71 and 10 in Wadena in the USDA Service Center. 
Map  (37 KB PDF)
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