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Soil and water conservation districts were organized under the authority of the Soil Conservation District Law as passed by the Virginia General Assembly of 1938.  In 1941, the District was formed with only Frederick County.  In 1944, Clarke and Warren Counties joined the District; Shenandoah County became a part of the District in 1945.  In 1973, the City of Winchester joined to complete the current District service area.


The Lord Fairfax SWCD is one of the 47 soil and water conservation districts in Virginia. For more information about SWCDs in Virginia, visit the Virginia Association of Conservation Districts website: Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts -  (

The Commonwealth of Virginia supports the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District through Financial and administrative assistance provided by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Funding is also provided by Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties, and the City of Winchester.

District Snapshot

Read more about our corner of Virginia! LFSWCD is one of the largest Districts in the state, both in geographic area served and agricultural production. 

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