Past Trainings or Meetings with Recorded Links

IASWCD LUNCH ‘N LEARN Sessions – April 2023

Source Water Protection & The Farm Bill (recording)
with Toby Days,
Source Water Specialist, Alliance of Indiana Rural Water

NACD: Advocating for Districts Nationally as One Voice (recording)
with Beth Mason, North Central Region Rep, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)

Resources and Assistance for Woodland Owners (recording)
with Liz Jackson,
Forestry Extension Specialist for Purdue University Department of Forestry & Natural Resources; Executive Director of the statewide Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association and the National Walnut Council
PowerPoint Presentation slides

Invasive Species GIS Tool Development via Partnerships (recording)
with Claire Lane,
Urban Conservationist, Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District
Learn more about these programs at


USDA Resources for Working with Beginning Farmers
Presentation (recording)
Get Started Fact Sheet
FPAC-Beginning Farmers_Indiana – brochu

June 29, 2022
IDEM Storm Water Permitting Webinar for SWCDs

IDEM Stormwater Info page
IDEM e-permitting stormwater
IDEM nSITE (map)

IDEM Wetlands & Stormwater Program (slideshow)

IASWCD LUNCH ‘N LEARN Sessions – April 2022

April 6 Lunch ‘n Learn
Resources to Assist Small Farm & Urban Customers” – RECORDING
and Presentation Slides (presenter: Elli Blaine)

April 13 Lunch ‘n Learn
“Working Smarter, Not Harder: Planning & Prioritizing Invasive Management” – RECORDING and Presentation Slides (presenter: Emily Finch)

April 20 Lunch ‘n Learn
“Conservation 101” – RECORDING and Presentation Slides (presenter: Chris Lee)

April 27 Lunch ‘n Learn
“Optimizing Field Day Impact and Attendee Experience” – RECORDING and Presentation Slides (presenters: Leslie Fisher and Seth Harden). Field Day Checklist


Public Access Law Update – March 17, 2022 (recording)
An overview of the Public Access Law, requirements for board and annual meetings, and how things have changed during the COVID pandemic, and how they are different now with the public health emergency ended.
Presenter: Luke Britt, Public Access Councilor.

Legislative Preview – January 5, 2022 (recording)
Presented by Cresswell Hizer and Joe Schmees

VirTuesdays: Training for Indiana Soil & Water District Staff and Supervisors (2021)

Once each month, July through October, a series of four VirTuesdays were hosted by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Below are the links to each recording.

July 20District Insurance Needs and Liability – RECORDING

September 21Records Retention – RECORDING

October 19Turning Data into Action – RECORDING

October 27 – Electronic Records – RECORDING
Chat Box with Resources
PowerPoint Slides for Electronic Records Presentation
Examples of Social Media Policies (four examples)
Indiana Public Records Laws and Social Media | ArchiveSocial



Coronavirus Information and Updates for Indiana Districts

Your District Dues At Work


If you need immediate assistance or can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact Joe Schmees or Amy Work at 317-692-7374.

  • Indiana Watershed Group Finder – a companion site to the Indiana HUC Finder, both developed through the Indiana Watershed Leadership Program in collaboration with the IDEM and IASWCD. The Finder is a Google Map based tool that makes it easy to find active watershed or watershed-focused groups throughout Indiana.

Government Shutdown Plans and Procedures:

Unique Opportunites for Districts

Publications & Information to Share with the Public

IASWCD Organizational Information
Budgets, Board minutes, and more area all available in our Board Page.