Harris County SWCD Updated:04/2021

The District provides a variety of services related to the conservation of our natural resources, in cooperation with the NRCS and our other partners. 

  • Conservation Planning - Conservation planning assistance helps the land user make management decisions based on practical considerations. The plan includes: environmental evaluation, planning maps and soils information, record of land user's decisions, nutrient and pest management, and technical information. Growers are encouraged to use Best Management Practices (BMPs) in their plans of operation.
  • Soil Survey - The soil survey is a publication which contains information that can be used in land planning programs. It provides maps, descriptions of soils and tables of predictions of soil behavior for selected land uses. It is a valuable tool for farmers, ranchers, planners, builders, conservationists, teachers, and students. This book is free of charge if picked up at the Harris County Service Center.
  • Soils Evaluation - Individual land units can be evaluated for their soil properties and uses.
  • Drainage Design - Crop growth requirements will at times need to remove excess water during the growing season. Field ditches, ditches, and culvert pipe design and sizing are part of the Conservation Planning system.
  • Pond Design - The District office can provide pond information which includes soils information and design recommendations. Additional information on pond maintenance and aquaculture is also available.
  • Historical Aerial Photographs Photo's are scanned and emailed to order in JPEG format. Sites from aerial photos (1953, 1964, 1971, 1981, 1989, and 1995) are available for a nominal handling fee. Orders need to be placed at least one week before due date. For more information, please email cath2453@earthlink.net
  • Topographical Maps - "Topo" maps, which show elevations and drainage systems, are available for viewing by appointment. Note: these are historical.

Contact Harris County SWCD

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Harris County SWCD is not employed by or affiliated with the Texas Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Harris County SWCD

10808 Huffmeister Rd
Houston, TX  77065
Phone: 713-397-6996

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Harris County, Texas