What is SWCS?

SWCS is a society for natural resource management professionals, including representatives from consulting firms, universities, government agencies, corporations, and other nonprofit groups.

SWCS fosters the science and the art of soil, water and related natural resources management to achieve sustainability. We promote and practice an ethic recognizing the interdependence of people and the environment.

Full time students in many disciplines are encouraged to join, to add fresh new perspectives, and move forward in the mission to protect our natural resources for future generations.


  • Receipt of SWCS’s bimonthly scientific publication, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and the award-winning member newsletter, the Conservogram.
  • Eligibility for SWCS annual undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, awards, and internships.
  • Networking with the world’s leading soil and water conservationists.
  • Training, technical assistance, and hands-on experience with demonstration projects and competitions.
  • Leadership opportunities in communication, conservation, policy, and research.
  • Special student activities at the annual conference.
  • 50 percent reduced professional membership rate for the first year after graduation.
  • A free “job-wanted” classified ad in the Conservogram and on the SWCS website (http://www.swcs.org), upon graduation.

How Do I Become A Member?

If you would like to join the Soil and Water Conservation Society or would like additional information concerning the organization, please contact: Dr. Robert Knight

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