Cortland SWCD

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045
Fax: 607-756-0029



Established on May 1, 1946 to promote the conservation and wise use
of our county's natural resources


2014 Cortland SWCD Annual Tree and Shrub Sale

Bare root tree and shrub seedlings/transplants can now be purchased through Cortland SWCD for conservation planting.  By placing an order, you can help make Cortland County a cleaner, greener, healthier community for future generations.  Order forms can be found here and must be received by Wednesday April 2, 2014.  All orders will be available for pickup on Thursday, April 17th from 9am-5pm.  Arrangements must be made to pick up your order between those times. 

As always, species have been selected to provide a variety of conservation uses and are adapted to Cortland County site conditions.  By offering planting materials in several groups, the program is set up to meet the needs of all county landowners, whether they own a quarter acre lot or hundreds of acres.  In addition to SWCD’s spring planting program, we can also offer technical advice on numerous natural resource topics.  SWCD encourages county residents to stop by the office or call for more details on services and programs that are offered.

Outdoor Burning Regulations

In 2009, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) passed regulations prohibiting all open burning, including household trash and yard waste (leaves included). This open burn ban expands on the previous prohibition of burning household trash in wood stoves, fire places, and other outdoor wood burning devices.  For more information click here or call Cortland SWCD at (607)756-5991. 

2014 Annual Plan of Action


Click here to view the Winter 2014 SWCD Newsletter


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It is the mission of the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to assist citizens and units of the local government in making sound decisions on the management of soils, water, and related natural resources based on their properties.

SWCD will further assist in the implementation of decisions by seeking adn coordinating technical and financial assistance from federal, state, and local governments, and private sources.


Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District
100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-756-5991
Fax: 607-756-0029

Amanda Barber, District Manager