Missouri’s land benefits us as it is used for a variety of purposes including agriculture, mineral production, recreation and more. We depend on healthy soil. We work with Missouri landowners to install soil and water conservation practices that protect soil, which consequently improves water quality by reducing sedimentation in rivers and streams. We work with industry professionals in identifying mineral resources and we ensure the beneficial restoration of mined lands in the protection of public health, safety and the environment. Sources that contaminate our land can impact agriculture and recreation opportunities in Missouri. You can take simple steps to help protect our land resources. You also can make your voice heard by attending public meetings and hearings, and commenting on public notices that affect our land resources and support our economy. We invite you to help us make a difference.

Report an Environmental Concern
An environmental concern is a situation you believe threatens the environment
Become a Soil and Water District Board Member
Get qualifications to serve for office
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
There is a Soil and Water Conservation District office in every Missouri county
Soil and Water Conservation Cost-Share Practices
Install conservation practices to conserve soil and improve water quality
Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness
Participate in earthquake awareness and preparedness events
Ask a Geologist
Send us your questions about Missouri geology
Earth Science Week
Celebrate Earth Science Week and become a citizen scientist
Educating young people about stewardship practices and the wise use of natural resources
Submit a Public Comment About Industrial Minerals
Submit comments to the department
Public Notices
Provide input on draft permits, plans or rules on public notice
Find a meeting, course, grant deadline, hearing or event near you
Document Search
Search land and geology related documents in one location for easy access