Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are subdivisions of State Government, but they are operated by private citizens. There are sixteen SWCDs in Maine which generally correspond to county boundaries, although there are a few exceptions (see the map below and the list that follows). SWCDs establish local priorities for conservation efforts. Emphasis is on agriculture and forestry although urban development is a priority in some districts. SWCDs hold workshops, set up demonstrations, offer educational programs, review development plans, and set priorities for one-on-one technical assistance, at the request of land occupiers.

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Washington County SWCD York County SWCD Cumberland County SWCD Androscoggin Valley SWCD Androscoggin Valley SWCD Knox-Lincoln SWCD Knox-Lincoln SWCD Kennebec County SWCD Waldo County SWCD Hancock County SWCD Oxford County SWCD Franklin County SWCD Somerset County SWCD Piscataquis County SWCD Penobscot County SWCD Southern Aroostook SWCD Central Aroostook SWCD St. John Valley SWCD SWCD State Map

Soil & Water Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Offices in Maine

Androscoggin Valley
(Androscoggin & Sagadahoc Counties)
PO Box 1938
254 Goddard Road
Lewiston, ME 04241-1938
Tel. 207-753-9400 ext. 3
Fax 207-783-4101
Central Aroostook 735 Main Street
Suite 3
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Tel. 207-764-4153
Fax: 207-768-3407
Cumberland County 35 Main Street
Suite 3
Windham, ME 04062
Tel. 207-892-4700
Fax: 207-892-4773
Franklin County 107 Park Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Tel. 207-778-4279
Fax: 207-778-5785
Hancock County 185 State Street Ste. B
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Tel. 207-667-8663
Fax: 207-667-3585
Kennebec County 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite #1
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel. 207-622-7847 ext. 3
Fax: 207-626-8196
(Knox and Lincoln Counties)
893 West St, Suite 103
Rockport ME 04856
Tel. 207-596-2040
Oxford County 17 Olson Road
Suite 3
South Paris, ME 04281
Fax: 207-743-6256
Penobscot County 1423 Broadway, Suite 2
Suite 2
Bangor, ME 04401
Tel. 207-990-3676 ext. 3
Fax: 207-942-1782
Piscataquis County 42 Engdahl Drive
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Tel. 207-564-2321 ext. 3
Fax: 207-564-2570
St. John Valley 139 Market Street
Suite 106
Fort Kent, ME 04743
Tel. 207-834-3311
Fax: 207-834-6435
Somerset County 70 East Madison
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Tel. 207-474-8324 ext. 3
Fax: 207-474-0638
Southern Aroostook 304 North Street
Houlton, ME 04730
Tel. 207-532-9407 ext. 3
Fax: 207-532-4379
Waldo County 46 Little River Drive
Belfast, ME 04915
Tel. 207-338-1964
Fax: 207-338-4972
Washington County PO Box 121
8 M&M Place, Suite 5B
Machias, ME 04654-0121
Tel. 207-255-4659/3995
Fax: 207-255-0936
York County 21 Bradeen Street
Suite 104
Springvale, ME 04083
Tel. 207-324-0888 ext. 214
Fax: 207-324-4822