Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District 

130 West Main Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950 

Phone 740-526-0027

Mission Statement: To educate and assist present and future landowners in the wise use of our soil and water resources.

Belmont SWCD is a new local sponsor for LAEPP -

Belmont County farmland owners are now able to participate in ODA's Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). LAEPP provides funding to farmland owners for placing an agricultural easement on their property. The purpose of this program is to preserve Ohio's farmland and ensure agricultural production within Ohio. The easement limits the use of the land to predominately agricultural use. Monies are issued up to 75% of the appraised value of a farm's development rights. Payment caps have been set at $2000.00 per acre and $500,000.00 per farm. These easement transactions are recorded on the property deed and transfer with the land to successive owners. Eligible farms must be at least 40 acres or 25 acres may be eligible but must be adjacent to already preserved land and the land must be enrolled in CAUV and the Agricultural District Program through the Auditor's office.

Applications are now being accepted, contact our Ag Technician, Samantha Hearn for more information.


Assist the USDA Wildlife Services in the surveillance of rabies:
Information on the Program
Submission Form


We're Hiring! 

                                                                        Belmont SWCD is hiring for the position of the Captina Creek Watershed Coordinator Position. If interested, candidates should submit their resumes with cover letter and 3 references                                                                              to or 130 West Main Street St. Clairsville Ohio 43950 by January 14th 2019 by 4pm. The job description is below, feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns!

The Belmont County Reptile and Amphibian Survey

We need your help!

We are asking residents of Belmont County to help us identify the species and distribution of reptiles and amphibians in our county.

 Check out our Facebook page at Belmont County Reptile and Amphibian Survey.

It’s easy to participate! Simply take a couple of photos of animals you find, fill out the report form listed below, and send them to us.

Photos can be e-mailed to, printed off and mailed in, or sent to our Facebook page here

Report Form

Use the field guides listed below to help identify the amphibians and reptiles you find.

Amphibian Field Guide

Reptile Field Guide

The Belmont SWCD Board of Supervisors has approved meeting dates for 2018:

January 8, 2018

Special Meeting:

January 10th, 2018

February 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

April 9, 2018

Special Meeting:

April 26, 2018

May 14, 2018

June 11, 2018

July 9, 2018

Special Meeting

July 23, 2018

Emergency Meeting

July 24, 2018

August 13, 2018

September 10, 2018

October 8, 2018

Special Meeting

November 5th

November 12, 2018

December 10, 2018

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at 101 N Market Street St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.

Any meeting time/day changes will be published on this site and via press release to local papers.

Click on a link below to learn more about Belmont SWCD!

Agriculture Education Forestry Urban Wildlife Captina Creek