The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use and care of natural resources
for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County. The District coordinates available technical, financial
and educational resources to assist land users to conserve soil, water and other natural resources.
Pursuant to Section 48-9-10 of the SC Code of Laws, the District has broad powers to promote the wise and responsible
use of the District’s natural resources and to develop and implement programs to protect and conserve those resources.
The District Commissioners will work to increase the visibility and knowledge of the District’s programs with Richland County
Administration, County Council, Richland County Legislative Delegation and key agricultural and business partners.
Educate students at all levels, citizens, businesses and units of government on the wise use of our natural resources
through outreach and partnership with organizations involved in the protection, wise-management and development of natural resources.
CONSERVATION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
Assist in planning and implementation of conservation systems cooperatively with agricultural producers
and others to improve and protect surface water and groundwater quality, promote soil health, increase wetland and
stream restoration and wildlife habitat, and preserve farmland.
CONSERVATION IN URBAN AND DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES
Through referral and advocacy, assist property owners, developers and Richland County in the development of natural
resource plans to protect sensitive areas from development; promote green infrastructure to increase the implementation
of cost-effective stormwater practices, to protect and improve water quality, and protect lives and property downstream.
All programs and services of the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District are
offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicap or