Join the leading organization dedicated to advancing conservation science and practice. SWCS members have access to an active and collaborative community, essential content and resources, and outstanding professional experiences. 


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The Soil and Water Conservation Society is the premier international organization for professionals who practice and advance the science and art of natural resource conservation. When you join SWCS, you join a community of conservationists who care about the future of natural resources. Our members include SWCD employees, researchers, administrators, extension workers, students, producers, policymakers, USDA employees, educators, consultants, retirees, and more.  

Member Benefits

As an SWCS member, you will

  • Grow your professional network
  • Increase your visibility within the conservation profession
  • Unlock access to high-quality educational opportunities, training, and technical resources, including continuing education credits
  • Connect with members of your local chapter

All members also receive

Membership levels — in US funds

The Presidents Club and Leader levels offer members the opportunity to further support the Society and recognition in the Society's annual report. We appreciate our members at all levels and invite you to become a member at the level that is right for you.

Level Cost
Presidents Club $275 annually
Leader $180 annually
Conservationist $115 annually
Student* $40 annually
Conservation Community Member† $230 annually
Conservation Community Member‡ $500 annually
Developing Country Conservationist § $36 annually

*Student members must be full-time students taking 12 credits/semester

† Conservation Community members at the $230 level are Soil and Water Conservation Districts, university extension offices, local governments, and not-for-profits that serve a geographic area smaller than a state.

‡ Conservation Community members at the $500 level are qualifying not-for-profit organizations that serve a state or larger geographic region.

§ Qualifying countries identified by The World Bank as low, lower-middle, and upper-middle income economies as of April 1 of the current year.

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