Supporting projects in our community for the sustainable development, use, and conservation of our natural resources

Agriculture

We are proud to be involved with 4-H, the Kodiak State Fair, and projects such as Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) hoop house inspections. KSWCD partners with USDA NRCS to provide programs to help sustainably manage natural resources.

Invasive Species

KSWCD visits sites across the archipelago to identify, document, and control invasive species threatening Kodiak agriculture, subsistence, and wildlife habitat. We work with landowners to help them learn about and manage invasive species on their own lands.

Fish passages

KSWCD replaces or removes culverts and clears debris to restore access to salmon spawning and rearing habitat for coho, chum, pink, and sockeye salmon in anadromous waterways on the Kodiak Archipelago.

Food Safety

KSWCD houses a selection of free publications from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. Topics range from food safety to gardening and agriculture to home maintenance. We also offer free pressure canner gauge testing by appointment.

About Us

Since 1964, the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District (KSWCD) has facilitated natural resource conservation through community involvement, education, technical expertise and scientific research. KSWCD is committed to utilizing voluntary, cooperative, and scientifically-sound methods to ensure that the natural resources of the Kodiak Archipelago are sustained, conserved, and restored within a landscape of productive agriculture, growing communities, and wildlands.

The mission of KSWCD is to provide education and leadership by coordinating and implementing programs for the conservation, use and sustainable development of soil, water and related resources.

KSWCD is a member district of the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts.

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

NRCS "helps people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damage caused by floods and other natural disasters." Many NRCS programs and initiatives are available to Kodiak farmers, ranchers, and landowners including financial and technical assistance and other resources. KSWCD offices house a variety of NRCS materials and our staff is available to offer information about NRCS when an NRCS agent is not available. The use of the Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District office is kindly donated by NRCS.

Cooperative Extension Service

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Cooperative Extension Service interprets relevant university, research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form and offers that information to the public. The UAF Extension offers hundreds of publications written and produced by university specialists to Alaska residents. Many publications are free and available online. Topics include: 4H publications, agriculture/livestock, community/economic development, cooking, energy, food, gardening, housing, insects/pests, and sewing. KSWCD houses print copies for many publications which are available to the public on request.

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

NRCS "helps people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damage caused by floods and other natural disasters." Many NRCS programs and initiatives are available to Kodiak farmers, ranchers, and landowners including financial and technical assistance and other resources. KSWCD offices house a variety of NRCS materials and our staff is available to offer information about NRCS when an NRCS agent is not available. The use of the Kodiak Soil & Water Conservation District is kindly donated by NRCS.

Cooperative Extension Service

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Cooperative Extension Service interprets relevant university, research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form and offers that information to the public. The UAF Extension offers hundreds of publications written and produced by university specialists to Alaska residents. Many publications are free and available online. Topics include: 4H publications, agriculture/livestock, community/economic development, cooking, energy, food, gardening, housing, insects/pests, and sewing. KSWCD houses print copies for many publications which are available to the public on request.

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