Promoting sustainable development and the wise use of natural resources

Fairbanks Conservation Soil & Water

Free Soil Testing for lawns next to the Chena River or its sloughs and tributaries. We will give you recommendations for fertilizer and lime based on the soil analysis.

  We only have a few openings left for this summer, so contact us soon if you are interested! The program will also be available next summer, and you can sign up now if you would like.

To participate, call 479-1213 x107.



Tree Sale plants: We still have some leftover plants remaining that have been potted and are available for sale. They are $7 each or 4 for $20. Types available include tundra rose, dwarf russian almond, amur chokecherry, sea buckthorn, and Selkirk crabapple (as of June 25, 2013). For more information, call 479-1213 x107.



FSWCD's annual report for fiscal year '11-'12 is now available to be viewed by clicking here. This document summarizes the work we have done for each FSWCD goal, including (1) Prevention and Eradication of Noxious & Invasive Species, (2) Conservation of Plant and Soil Resources, (3) Sustainable Agricultural Resources & Economy, (4) Conservation/Maintenance of Water Resources, (5) Conservation of Forest Resources, (6) Education, and (7) Assistance to NRCS.

New FSWCD Brochure:

AK Grown Forest Product Vendors In Interior Alaska 

The brochure promotes Alaska Grown/Made forest product vendors in Interior Alaska. Over 45 local business are listed that sell AK grown forest products such as; crafts, furniture, nursery plants (trees & shrubs), building materials, fuel, etc.  Click <here> for more information

2011 FSWCD Photo Contest Winners


1st Place

Runner up


1st Place

Runner up


1st Place

Runner up


Tanana Valley State Fair

2012 Bucks for Bales Winners!!!

              1st Place:   Anita Tomsha


              2nd Place:  Keith Clark


              3rd Place:   Davies Farm


Bucks for Bales is one of the competitions at the Tanana Valley State Fair that the FSWCD sponsors. It is for the best quality hay (judged on appearance, purity, condition, nutritional analysis, etc...).


Board of Supervisors Meeting

Open to the Public!

Fairbanks SWCD meets monthly in the USDA Services Building at 590 University Avenue, Suite 2 (Downstairs). Meeting dates may vary. Contact the District staff to confirm the next meeting or see the Calendar of Events.

Areas of Interest:


Effects of increased urbanization along Chena Slough are contributing to accelerated degradation of one of the most popular Arctic grayling fisheries in Interior Alaska. The Chena Slough Technical Committee implemented a three phase restoration approach consisting of 1) assessment/reestablishment of fish passage, 2)stream channel and road-crossing restoration, and 3) evaluation of restoration success. <Read More>


Public and private landowners across the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District are concerned with invasive plant infestations, commonly known as weeds. These infestations reduce the biological, agricultural, recreational, and economic value of the land, decrease native plant populations, and degrade ecosystems. For management efforts to be successful, a broad scale, coordinated and systematically integrated approach to managing these invasive plants is necessary.<Read More>

Supporting Conservation by Providing Resources

and Knowledge

Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District promotes sustainable land development and works with private landowners to address their natural resource concerns.  By partnering with local, state and federal organizations, the FSWCD provides education and technical assistance to private landowners with issues related to soil, agriculture, water, invasive species, forestry, land development, and other related natural resource issues.  Please contact your local legislators to encourage them to support soil & water districts statewide!

News & Events


Calendar of Events
Now available online! Click here to see the latest meetings and events!

Green Infrastructure Information


Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

590 University Ave. Suite 2
Fairbanks, AK 99709




Alaska Association of Conservation Districts


Natural Resources Conservation District - Alaska Office


Tanana Valley Watershed Association

Communities within the Fairbanks SWCD

Fairbanks North Star Borough

City of Fairbanks

City of North Pole

City of Nenana

Denali Borough



Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District Partners:


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