The Pickens Soil and Water Conservation District is a sub-division of state government charged with meeting fundamental land, water and related natural resource problems at the local level.

The Board of Commissioners, consisting of three positions elected during the General Election and two appointed by the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board.  Working with local land owners, the conservation district coordinates the mixture of technical assistance and available cost sharing as well as providing information and the education necessary to encourage good stewardship of our environment.  The conservation district has the support of the USDA - Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and SCDNR in achieving this mission.