Natural Resources

  1. Nature by Ryan Holzer 3

    FREE Planting Native Prairie Workshop on March 1st!

    You do not need to live on a large property to create natural areas, help pollinators and enhance wildlife habitat. Join Scott SWCD on March 1st to learn about native prairie! Click here to learn more...
  2. Cover Crops

    FREE Cover Crop Workshop offered on March 15!!

    Are you losing topsoil? Cover crops can add profitability, reduce costs, and keep nutrients on your land! Register by March 13th to hold your spot. Learn more...
  3. Sand Creek Watershed Story Map

    View the Sand Creek Watershed Story Map

    We invite you to learn how to become part of clean water solutions today using an interactive online tool called a story map. Click here to learn more..

Water Management

The Natural Resources Program plans for the preservation, management, and protection of natural resources in Scott County.

There are four water management jurisdictions in the County:
County staff take an active role in administering the VRWJPO and the Scott WMO. (View a Map of Watershed Management Jurisdictions.)


Scott County is responsible for the protection of its lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through implementation of the Scott County Water Resources Plan adopted May 2006.

Natural Resources Program

The Natural Resources Program also works closely with other County staff and program partners, including the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District to manage soil and water resources within the County including open space, wetlands, erosion control, and natural areas. Natural Resources Program staff review development plans for compliance with erosion, stormwater management and flooding ordinances of the County.