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The mission of Columbiana SWCD is to provide assistance, communication, and education through community leadership for the stewardship and improvement of our natural resources.


The vision of Columbiana SWCD is to be the recognized leader and source of land use information and conservation expertise through efficient, proactive, and responsive assistance.

 Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was formed as a resource for County residents to conserve, protect, and enhance soil, water, and land resources.


The District is a sub-department of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), and is governed by a 5-member board of locally elected officials. These officials live in Columbiana County and are familiar with the County’s resources and needs. As a whole, Ohio’s 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) have been working for 75 years to provide locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns in both the rural and urban settings. Columbiana SWCD is proud to serve the county and its residents

Meet the Team


Little Beaver Creek Watershed Coordinator

McKinsie Klim

McKinsie received her Bachelor’s in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine) from Youngstown State University in 2018. After working with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (through the Student Conservation Association) she decided to pursue a career in conservation. That decision led her to the Columbiana County Soil and Water District. A current resident of Struthers, she is eager to continue to learn best management practices for less urban areas. Her favorite conservation practice is native gardening

Board of Supervisors

Jeremy Kohler - Don Burger - Duane Nickell - Tom Richey - Bryan Hays

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