Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District
3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419)-562-8280


    Our mission is to encourage and assist the people of Crawford County in making decisions for the wise use of our natural resources to provide a quality environment for all.

Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.

Forestry Management Workshop

Saturday November 18th at 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Jim and Janet Pry Woodlot

6401 Remlinger Rd, Crestline (Meet at the Biddle Cemetery)

This workshop will be lead by Marty Michel, Private Forester who has provided management expertise to this property for over 30 years.

Workshop Topics:

  • Timber Stand Improvement

  • Timber Marketing

  • Controlling Invasive Species

  • Tree Identification

  • CAUV Participation


Contact the Crawford SWCD for questions or to register for this  workshops  by calling our office at 419-562-8280 ext 3,  or stop in at 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus.  Registration is due by November 16th.


 Click here for a printable PDF flyer: Forestry Management Workshop

Crawford SWCD Annual Tree Sale

The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District has evergreens, hardwoods, shrubs and asparagus rootling’s available through their annual tree and plant sale. The district is taking orders until March 16th, so get your order in as soon as possible for the best selection.

Reasons to plant trees:

v  Trees properly placed near buildings can reduce air conditioning costs up to 50 percent.

v  A city tree is about 10 times more effective at reducing carbon dioxide as a forest tree.

v  Provide winter windbreaks and living snow fences. Windbreaks can reduce fuel bills by as much as 30%.

v  Trees along streams reduce soil and chemical runoff from surrounding lawns and fields by as much as 60%.

v  An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment through photosynthesis.

v  More than 100,000 trees are needed to cancel the pollution of one jet flying roundtrip from New York to Los Angeles.

v  For every ton of wood that grows, about 1.47 tons of carbon dioxide is absorbed and 1.07 tons of oxygen is produced.

v  Create new habitats and safe havens for our local wildlife.

v  Aesthetic landscaping for everyone to enjoy year round!


Printable order form can be printed by clicking this link or at the office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Please call the office at 419-562-8280 ext. 3 for more information. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD. Please mail order form along with the check, or hand deliver payment and form to the office.


Trees can be picked up March 28th, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and March 29th from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We do not deliver or mail packets.