Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District 

130 West Main Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950 

Phone 740-526-0027 * Fax 740-526-0032

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


We are now located at 130 W. Main St.
Across the street from WesBanco Bank in St. Clairsville.


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 agricutltural 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 Ackerman for more information.



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



Fall 2016 Newsletter

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 2016:

January 11, 2016

February 8, 2016

March 14, 2016

April 11, 2016

May 9, 2016

June 13, 2016

July 25, 2016

August 8, 2016

September 12, 2016

October 10, 2016

November 14, 2016

December 12, 2016

All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the office of the Belmont SWCD.

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