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Urban Conservation Technical Assistance


The Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) can provide assistance with urban soil/erosion concerns as well as with agricultural concerns. The Tuscarawas SWCD can provide the urban homeowner with a variety of services:



  • soils information for home site selection

  • providing the homeowner with a home site development package

  • information for drainage around homesites

  • bank stabilization and erosion information for home site/lot development

  • providing seeding/mulching rates for erosion control

  • conducting on-site soils assessments for home sites, driveways, and other drainage/soils-related problems.

This office routinely works with the Tuscarawas Regional Planning Commission in providing soils information for private drives and major and minor platted subdivisions.

Although the Tuscarawas SWCD is not a regulatory agency and has no enforcement powers, we can provide homeowners information about:

The Tuscarawas SWCD also works in conjunction with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in addressing these issues.

If you are interested in any of these services, or, in gaining more information regarding a particular program, please call the Tuscarawas SWCD office at 330-339-7976 and ask for the District Technician.




The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibit discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital status or family status.