Whether you're looking for a professional home, would like to learn more about conservation science, or are interested in supporting natural resource protection, there are many ways to get involved with SWCS! 

Become a Member

We would love for you to be part of our community as a new member. Here are a number of ways you can join:

  • ONLINE. Learn about membership benefits and join SWCS online.
  • PHONE. Call 1-800-THE-SOIL and speak to our member services coordinator about joining SWCS.
  • MAIL. Fill out our membership form and mail it to

945 SW Ankeny Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Renew Your Membership

Already a member? We hope you'll consider renewing your membership for another year. 

Attend a Conference

Annual international conferences provide members with the opportunity to meet and exchange views with an international network of professional conservationists. Local workshops, field days, and tours, organized by chapters, offer first-hand opportunities to observe innovative conservation technologies.

Join a Committee

Joining a committee is a great way to strengthen leadership skills, as well as to network with your peers. Learn more about SWCS committees

Give to Support Conservation

Your contribution to SWCS will help make substantive, science-based contributions in the areas of soil conservation, energy, climate, water quality, and the sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel. You can donate online or federal employees may contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign. You can also help support the SWCS mission of fostering the art and science of natural resource conservation through a planned gift


If you have questions about the many ways you can become involved in our conservation community or maximize your membership, contact SWCSMembership@swcs.org or call 515-289-2331 ext. 118.