Homer Soil and Water Conservation District


Why Should You Become a Cooperator?

In order to be considered a district cooperator you will be asked to fill out an agreement stating your intentions to follow a conservation ethic when developing natural resources on your land. The local district will help you create a farm plan, or plan of resource development for your land and assist you in reaching goals you have set.

Other benefits of being a cooperator: You will receive a quarterly newsletter about district projects. This newsletter is used to inform you of district programs and to alert you to upcoming issues that might affect your land or the land use around you. The district can help you set goals for resource development and then assist you in attaining those goals, (i.e. reforesting your land, creating wildlife habitat ponds, installing livestock fencing and watering systems…) The district is a helpful liaison to work with government agencies, such as the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, whether it is to renew a grazing lease or to get a permit to install a bridge over a salmon stream.

As a cooperator you will receive a ballot for the annual election of supervisors and are eligible to run for a seat on the 5-member volunteer board that sets the direction of district projects.

Contact the Homer SWCD for more information or download the Cooperator Agreement (80.5 kb).



Cooperator, Dan Eidem, discusses a pond funded through the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).

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