Office Information
  • Our office is located in the Northland Office Building at 307 First St S, Suite 114, Virginia MN 55792.
  • Our phone is 218-749-2000. 
  • Generally we are open 8:30 - 4:00 weekdays. However, with a limited number of staff and a short summer season to do field work, we are not always in the office 5 days a week. Please feel free to set up an appointment to meet with us. We are happy to accommodate you. 
The North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a local government agency providing conservation and resource management services. In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, the District provides technical assistance, cost-sharing and natural resource management information and education. Landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.

The Next Regular Board Meeting will be held on:

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Northland Office Building

307 1st St S, Suite 118

Virginia, MN 55972

The public is welcome to attend

For more information, please contact:

Anita Provinzino, District Administrator, anita(at), 218-471-7284

Jared Ecklund, Resource Conservationist, jared(at) 218-471-7285

We also have a general office email: nslswcd(at)

307 1st St S, Suite 114

Virginia, MN 55792


Mission Statement:

The mission of the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide local leadership and programs that protect and maintain our natural resources by assisting people and organizations to live in harmony with our environment.

North St. Louis SWCD includes all lands in St. Louis County north of but not including Township 54. See Map Here This area is approximately the northern three-quarters of St. Louis County, and contains more than three million acres. 

Do you need assistance in Southern St. Louis County?
Go to Southern St. Louis County Web site.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Leadership and governance is provided by a board of five locally elected Supervisors. The role of the elected Supervisor is to develop policy, long-range plans and budgets. Our Board Supervisors are:

Margaret (Peggy) Pearson, Chair (District 1)

Gary Rantala, Vice-Chair (District 2)

Curt Kleist, (District 3)

Charles Bainter, Secretary (District 4)

Mark Peterson, Treasurer (District 5)

Click here to meet the Board of Supervisors.