Texas has over 200 Soil & Water Conservation Districts managing a variety of local conservation activities across the state. Our purpose is to install in the minds of local people that it is their individual responsibility to do the job of soil and water conservation. As independent political bodies, SWCDs communicate with state and federal agencies through the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB). Their mission is to work in conjunction with local SWCDs to encourage the wise and productive use of natural resources. It is our goal to ensure the availability of those resources for future generations, so that all Texans’ present and future needs can be met in a manner that promotes a clean, healthy environment and strong economic growth.
The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District #217 includes all of Kerr County, consisting of 626,861 acres of rangeland, 14,439 acres of cropland, 6,987 acres of pastureland, and 60,219 acres of miscellaneous lands. Regular meetings are held in our Conference Room the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10 AM.
Barbara Oates, Secretary
Jack Thorn, Vice-Chairman
Jack Clarke, III, Chairman
Resource Team Leader
NRCS 8:00-4:30 Mon-Fri
SWCD 9:00-3:00 Tues-Thurs
We love our farmers & ranchers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours to discuss conservation practices, agriculture, and other smart ranching practices.
Kerr County SWCD 2104 Memorial Blvd. Ste. 103 Kerrville, TX 78028USe