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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

What's Happening...

To Report A Noxious Weed Click Here

Outreach Coordinator Job Opening Click Here

Click Here to view the Pennington SWCD 75th Anniversary Video!

Board Meetings

Third Thursday of each month  

at 9:00 a.m.

Next Board Meeting Date

**December 21, 2023**

The Pennington SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at the USDA/SWCD Meeting Room and via Zoom Video Conferencing on Thursday, December 21st,

starting at 9:00 a.m. 

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

Future Board Meeting Dates

Meet Your SWCD Supervisors

Kevin Wilde is Pennington SWCD's fifth and final supervisor for you to meet.  We hope you have enjoyed learning more about the people serving you on the Pennington SWCD Board.   

Click the button above for real-time

water data information nation wide.


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


Thank you for protecting Minnesota Waters! 


Hello! My name is Kyle Dahlquist. I am serving as a Clean Water Corpsmember at the Pennington SWCD through Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa. I grew up in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and studied Field Biology at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Ever since I was a kid, I have held a deep fascination and appreciation for the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it. In my spare time, you'll usually find me outdoors hiking, cycling, playing with my dog, or swimming at my cabin in northern Wisconsin.  I look forward to learning all I can about protecting and maintaining critical aquatic resources at the SWCD this fall.  Kyle will be working with the Pennington staff through December.

Congratulation to the
Pennington SWCD
2023 Outstanding Conservationist

Greg Homme

FEMA Official
Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Click on the link below, type in your street address, city, state (putting commas as shown) and click on the search button to access the Flood Insurance Rate Map you are looking for:


For more information about the

Outstanding Conservationist Award,  Click Here.


Debra Hoversten

Congratulations to our November photo contest winner:
Debra Hoversten
Picture taken in North Township  

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

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

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201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN  56701
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