The Soil and Water Conservation Society, SWCS, is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization that was founded in 1943. The organization's mission is to foster the science and art of natural resource management for sustainability. SWCS has over 3,000 members around the world, including researchers, administrators, planners, policymakers, technical advisors, teachers, students, farmers, and ranchers. Members come from nearly every academic discipline and many different public, private, and nonprofit institutions.
Our chapter is within 1 of 5 regions across the United States. Located in the Southeast, we represent students of SWCS throughout Mississippi. We provide opportunities for education, training, and networking at a local level, where a diverse group of conservation-minded members meet to discuss and address the environmental challenges facing their particular landscapes and communities.
Our goals are to:
- Grow the practice of conservation by fostering the development of state-of-the-art conservation practices and systems.
- Improve conservation policy by bringing science and professional judgment to bear in shaping local, state, provincial, and federal policy.
- Enhance the capabilities of conservationists through training and professional development.
- Sustain the ethic and spirit of professionalism among conservationists through networking and mutual support.
SWCS-MSU Student Chapter
Please join us in our upcoming conservation efforts!
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