Greetings from the Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District!

 Here you'll find information on the natural areas that we own and manage, our tree, fish, & plant sales, equipment available for rent, and the various programs and services that we offer. Please don't hesitate to contact our office via phone or email if you have any questions. 

Bureau County Soil & Water Conservation District

312 East Backbone Road

Princeton, IL 61356

Phone: (815) 875-8732 x 3

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed all Federal Holidays


We will be co-hosting a FREE Pond Clinic with LaSalle County SWCD.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2023 (8:00am - Noon)

WHERE: Peru Community Center, 1901 4th St - Peru, IL 61354

TOPICS COVERED: Pond Construction, Fish Management, Pond Vegetation, Habitats and Pond Issues

FEATURING: David Wyffels, Fisheries Biologist, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

RSVP: Please RSVP by February 17th by calling our office (815-875-8732 x3)

*Refreshments provided and raffle prizes available! *

2023 Bureau County SWCD Scholarship - Now accepting applications!
Each year, Bureau County SWCD offers one $1,000 scholarship to Bureau County area students. To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors OR attending a 2-year or 4-year college. Applicants must also be pursuing a natural resources-related degree.
The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.