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The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The Society began as, and remains today, an interdisciplinary professional association with the important mission of fostering the science and art of natural resource conservation.

As we enter the Society’s 75th year, I look forward to the opportunities that this milestone will provide to raise the visibility of conservation professions, to engage both long-time leaders and new voices in discussion on the future of conservation, and to further the mission of natural resource protection. Our organization’s chapters across the United States and Canada will celebrate locally, while conservation professionals will gather in Des Moines, Iowa, in July for the SWCS 75th Annual Conference, Expanding Horizons: Where Conservation Meets Innovation.

I invite you to join us as we look back at the soil and water conservation movement’s incredible past, share conservation stories, and generate solutions around current and future challenges. It’s going to be a memorable year!

-Clare Lindahl, SWCS CEO