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Mission Statement

To provide landowners and other agencies with technical assistance in identifying and improving resource issues.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Pennington SWCD does not and shall not discriminate in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for anyone participating in our programs.

Pennington County

Pennington County is situated among the prairies and farmland of the Red River Basin in northwest Minnesota.  The County has a population of about 13,500 with the City of Thief River Falls as the county seat.  Other communities within the county include Goodridge and St. Hilaire.

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    M-Th

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    F       

SWCD: 218-683-7075

NRCS: 218-681-1612

Board Meetings

Third Thursday of each month  

at 9:00 a.m.

Next Board Meeting Date

**January 19**

The Pennington SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly Board meeting at the

USDA/SWCD Meeting Room and 

via Zoom Video Conferencing on

Thursday, January 19th,

at 9:00 a.m. 

Please contact Donna Christianson at 218-683-7075 to obtain the Zoom link information.

Future Board Meeting Dates

February 9 - Planning Meeting

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

June 15

July 20

August 17

September 21

October 19

November 16




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Congratulations to Gregg Knutsen our 2022 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner.  Gregg received a $25 gift certificate for his photo of a trumpeter swan and 3 cygnets taken in Bray Township.  

Click on the button above for more information about the contest and how to enter.

We are happy to announce our next photo contest will start on January 1, 2023, and run through the end of December.  Press the Contest Rules & Info button for more information on how you can enter this fun event.

Rainfall Amounts 
Pennington County 30-Year Averages

"Thank You"    Rainfall Monitors!

Click the button above for real-time

water data information nation wide.

Remember to Clean.Drain.Dry your equipment this winter to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)!


Thank you for protecting Minnesota Waters! 

Flood Hazard Information

*Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps:

*Interactive map for the preliminary floodplain boundary:

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201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN  56701
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