About

Who are we?

The Jones Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a sub-unit of state government that was officially formed in 1942. The office is co-located with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Office in the USDA Service Center in Anamosa. Its five commissioners are elected to 4 year terms by the citizens of Jones County in the General Election. All positions are unpaid, and all contributions to the SWCD are tax deductible.


Who are our Customers?

Anyone interested in conserving our Natural resources, including:
  • Owners and Operators of Land
  • Farm Managers
  • Realtors
  • Bankers
  • Supervisors
  • Contractors
  • ...AND YOU!
Together, we can help conserve, restore, and enjoy our natural resources in Jones County!



Click Here to Read the Policy Statement



Photo Courtesy of NRCS


Who Else is Involved?

Other partners of the Jones SWCD include:
  • CDI (Conservation Districts of Iowa)
  • DNR (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
  • FSA (Farm Service Agency)
  • RD (Rural Development)
  • JCCB (Jones County Conservation Board)
  • RC&D (Limestone Bluffs Resource, Conservation & Development)
  • ISUE (Iowa State University Extension Service)
  • Local Government: (Jones County Official and City Officials)
  • Twin Rivers Pheasants Forever
  • Wapsie Bottoms Whitetails Unlimited
  • Jones County Ducks Unlimited


Who are our Partners?

The Jones SWCD has an official Memorandum of Agreement with:

  • IDALS-DSC (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship-Division of Soil Conservation)
  • USDA-NRCS (United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service)