Soil and Water Conservation District

Technical Service Area 8

A joint powers organization of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods and Wadena Soil and Water Conservation Districts tasked with providing conservation engineering assistance to north central Minnesota land occupied through the member SWCDs.

North Central MN SWCDs Joint Powers Board
3217 Bemidji Ave. N Suite 3
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-4341 x6
F: 218-755-4342

Crow Wing SWCD
322 Laurel St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
F: 218-828-6095




NPEA Program

Staff of the Non-Point Engineering Assistance Program (NPEAP) provides conservation engineering assistance to Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) that are members of Joint Powers Boards (JPB).  The engineering assistance is typically utilized for the construction of eligible best management practices (BMPs) that protect and conserve water and soil resources of member SWCDs in order to meet their program needs in the area of nonpoint source pollution abatement. Staff provides wide range of technical assistance and leadership in regard to evaluation, design, and construction of eligible BMPs.  The JPB works as a team member with conservation partners - specifically member SWCDs, the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Detail Reports
Accomplishments Report
Annual Budget
Financial Report



  • 701 Minnesota Ave NW, Suite 113
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    218-333-4158 F: 218-333-8486