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About Butler SWCD

The District is a subdivision of the state of Ohio, and is assisted by the Butler County Commissioners, the Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture through the Division of Soil and Water  Conservation.  Technical assistance for conservation practices is provided without charge by the Butler SWCD through the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) personnel.  The objectives of the Butler SWCD include:
  • Reduce soil erosion loss on both urban and agricultural lands.

  • Improve water quality by serving as a resource base for water quality data and educating the public concerning storm water management and erosion control.

  • To increase both the rural and urban communities' awareness of the value, need, and ways of conserving our natural resources.

  • Promote woodland and wildlife management by local landowners.

  • Conduct a strong informational and educational program in the schools and with the general public.

  • Provide adequate funding, personnel and equipment to meet the future needs of district operations.

Our Mission

To promote the conservation, restoration, and responsible use of our natural resources through technical assistance and education.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a non-partisan leader in the conservation and management of our soil, water and other natural resources through effective and efficient programs and services.


Butler SWCD and the NRCS work with area farmers and landowners on a variety of Conservation Incentive Programs through the Farm Bill.

Development BMPs

Butler SWCD provides the environmental review of plans for subdivisions and other developments within the county. In addition, Butler SWCD provided expertise during the formation of the Soil and Water Management Standards and the Earth Moving Permit Process that is in place in Butler County. 

For Questions Related to Enforcement and Permissible Uses, Please Contact these Local Regulatory Authorities & Agencies: 

Permitting, Erosion & Sediment Control - Butler Co. Engineers Office 513-867-5744

Property Lines & Easements - Butler Co. Engineers Office 513-867-5744

Stormwater Infrastructure (culverts, basins, storm drains etc.) - BCEO 513-867-5744

Butler County Floodplain Management - 513-887-3608

Fairfield Twp. Floodplain Management - 513-896-8169

Septic Issues & Testing - Butler Co. Health Dept. 513-863-1770

Illegal Dumping - Ohio EPA Southwest District 937-285-6357

Water Utility Issues/Billing - Butler Co. Water & Sewer 513-887-3066

Proper Waste Disposal - Butler Co. Recycling & Soil Waste Dist. 513-887-3653

Source Water Protection (Aquifer) - Groundwater Consortium 513-785-2464

Tree ID, Health & Removal - Butler Co. OSU Extension Office 513-887-3722

Air Quality/Pollution - Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency 513-946-7777

Trespassing, Fire, Emergency - 911

Stream bank erosion

The District provides technical advice on the following:


The District also provides information on the following:


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