"This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." John Muir.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is an incorporated private nonprofit scientific and educational (501 (c) (3)) organization that serves as an advocate for conservation professionals and for science-based conservation practice, programs, and policy. Society members include researchers, administrators, planners, policymakers, technical advisers, teachers, students, farmers and ranchers. Our members come from nearly every academic discipline and many different public, private and nonprofit institutions.
Our work targets conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land - land used to produce food, fiber and environmental services that improve the quality of life that people experience in rural and urban communities. This includes:
Tim Harrigan, President
Glenn O'Neil, President-elect
Katie Droscha, Vice President
John Freeland, Past President
Kelly Goward, Treasurer
Daniel F. Kesselring, Secretary
Rebecca Bender, Region 1 Director
Zachary Curtis, Region 2 Director
Gerald Miller, Region 3 Director
Dan Busby, Statewide At Large Director
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS COMMITTEES
IN THE NEWS
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AND WORKSHOP
SOCIETY 2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS RECEIVES OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD AT THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL SWCS CONFERENCE
FIND MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2020 ANR SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS HERE
ADVANCING SOIL HEALTH THROUGH THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS
A PLAN FOR OHIO'S WATERSHEDS
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS HONORED WITH TWO AWARDS AT THE SWCS 74TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA!
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS
THE MONARCH EFFECT
A VR180 Video By EDF
THE STATE OF SCIENCE...
2019 UCSUSA publication
THANK WARMING CLIMATE FOR BIGGER MIDWEST MAIZE YIELDS
(Note: If you read this one, also read the one below!)
AMERICANS HAVE PLANTED SO MUCH CORN THAT IT'S CHANGING THE WEATHER
(Note: If you read this one, also read the one above!)
FARMS UNDER THREAT
The State of America's Farmland
American Farmland Trust
What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?
NPR Morning Edition Report
LIVING SOIL FILM
Produced by the
Soil Health Institute
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"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil. Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928 Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)
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