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.


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

Belmont Soil and Water has a job opening for an Administrative Assistant.
Your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references may be faxed, mailed in, or dropped off at our office.
The deadline to apply is April 28th 2017.

Please click here for a full job description.

Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp

FFA Camp Muskingum

Carroll County

June 11-16, 2017


Interested in Sponsorship, contact Belmont SWCD


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



Spring 2017 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 2017:

January 9, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

April 10, 2017

May 8, 2017

June 12, 2017

July 10, 2017

August 14, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 9, 2017

November 13, 2017

December 11, 2017

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