Our Programs:

We work together to Put Conservation Practices on the Ground by utilizing State Funds and working Directly with Local Producers / Landowners and  Area Engineers.

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is an offshoot of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country’s largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), CREP targets high-priority conservation issues identified by local, state, or tribal governments or non-governmental organizations. In exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and introducing conservation practices, farmers, ranchers, and agricultural land owners are paid an annual rental rate. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 10–15 years, along with other federal and state incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. If you are interested in CREP or would like more information, please contact Nicole from our office at 507-825-1185.


Rural Cleanup Day

May 15, 2019 From 7am - 3pm

Pipestone County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

​(718 4th St. N.W. Pipestone)

Click HERE for event details!

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE is hereby given that the Jackson, Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock county boards of commissioners, the Jackson, Lincoln, Murray, Nobles Pipestone and Rock Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Kanaranzi-Little Rock and Okabena-Ocheda watershed district on behalf of the Missouri River One Watershed One Plan Policy Committee will be hosting two Public Hearings on the draft Missouri River Watershed Comprehensive Management Plan. The hearings will be held at two separate locations on April 30, 2019. The first hearing will start at 9:30 am at the Edgerton Firehall building located at 230 Mill Street, Edgerton, MN, and the second will start at 2:00 pm in the Farmers Room of the Nobles County Government Center at 315 10th Street, Worthington, MN. A copy of the draft plan is available at: https://www.noblesswcd.org/one-watershed-one-plan. The purpose of the hearings is to solicit public comments on the proposed comprehensive watershed management plan document.  All persons are invited to attend the hearing and submit comments, written or verbal, that will become part of the official public hearing record. These comments will be considered when making final revisions to the plan. To submit written comments or for more information, please contact: Dan Livdahl, Administrator, Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, P.O. Box 114, Worthington, MN 56187, phone: (507) 372-8228  email: okabenaocheda@gmail.com.(Press Release)

The Pipestone Conservation and Zoning Office was created by the merger of the Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District and Pipestone County Zoning & Environmental Office. The Conservation & Zoning office is overseen by both the SWCD Board of Supervisors and the County Commissioners and works jointly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to install conservation practices and provide technical assistance to producers who are willing to improve their operations and the land by eliminating pollution and runoff concerns.




  • Environmental Education
  • Landowner Technical Assistance
  • Wetland Conservation Act
  • Tree Program
  • Drill Rental Program
  • Feedlot
  • Septic
  • Recycling & Solid Waste
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Weed Inspecting
  • MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program

Lots of Discussion in the State of Minnesota has been revolving around Buffers to improve Water Quality within the State. If you are interested in learning more Contact our office or click on the link below.

Looking for the latest News in Conservation, Check Here. Each year we Distribute Bi-Annual Newsletters to Rural Residents. Every Issue has detailed information on State and Federal Programs as well as information on the Latest Farming Practices.

This year Tom Griebel was chosen by the SWCD Board for the Conservation Farmer of the year Award.  Tom has implemented a number of conservation practices and has also been working to improve the Soil Health on his land! Tom is a great advocate for Conservation and plays a big role with the Pipestone County Farm Bureau.


"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."


Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13

Pipestone, MN 56164

14 Minnesota Water Quality Certified Farms in Pipestone County


8:00am to 4:30pm  Monday - Friday

Phone: 507-825-1185

Fax: 507-825-6782