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


Cortland County Post Flood Emergency Stream Intervention Training

Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is inviting you to attend the first day of a three day training on Emergency Stream Intervention.  The first day of the training will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm at the NYS Grange Headquarters in Cortland.  Registrations should be received by Friday, August 15th in order to reserve your spot.

This training is a follow up to the educational session that was held this past May and last year. The purpose of this session is to educate the concepts of the program to municipal leaders and highway officials as well as contractors.  The first day is a full day, with the second and third days (2 and 4 hours) being in the field during construction and a recap. The second and third training dates have yet to be determined and are hinging upon stream permits and construction.

The Emergency Stream Intervention Program has expanded in recent years and has now become a statewide program. There have been talks about requiring this training in order to receive expedited stream permits. The purpose of this program is to present ways to mitigate stream issues cost effectively, methodically and with environmental sensitivity after flood events.

For more information on the training or to sign up please see this flyer. Registrations must be received no later than Friday, August 15th, 2014 at the return address listed on the flyer. This training is geared towards operators and highway superintendents but town supervisors and legislators are welcome to attend as well. 


2014 Pond Stocking Program

View our Fish Sale Poster Here

Have a pond and want to stock it with sportfish? Cortland SWCD can help you obtain various fish species to stock in your farm pond.

This year our fish sale will include a single pickup date for rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sterile grass carp, yellow perch and channel catfish all on May 17th. Orders are due by May 9th. More information available on our Pond Stocking Page..

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