352-463-4093 katrina.pace@fdacs.gov

About Gilchrist SWCD

Our Purpose & Goals

The mission of the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide the administration of programs to conserve soil and improve water quality and quantity on private lands in Gilchrist County.

The goal of the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District is to solve local natural resource problems with quality technical services. Educate and serve residents of Gilchrist County to gain a better understanding of local environmental concerns and what can be done to protect and conserve the County’s limited natural resources.

The Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District is an elected board of five supervisors that oversees a local grassroots program dealing with soil conservation, water conservation, and other natural resources issues.

The district has been actively promoting soil and water conservation since 1946. District supervisors are nonpartisan, elected locally, and serve under the provisions of Chapter 582 of the Florida Statutes.

Broad based conservation programs delivered through the cooperation of the USDA, the District, and the State are vital to the protection of our natural resources, economic stability and well-being of our Nation.

Gilchrist Soil Survey 


Contact Name: Katrina Pace
729 E. Wade Street
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: 352-463-4093

Board Members

  • Seat 1  Tommy Jones Secretary/Treasure
  • Seat 2  Jack Cook Vice Chairperson
  • Seat 3  Myles Langford
  • Seat 4  Jeff Reed
  • Seat 5  Brett Crawford Chairperson

What We Do

Established by the Florida Legislature, the Gilchrist Soil & Water Conservation District, a governmental subdivision of the State of Florida, was established October 9, 1950 under Florida Statutes 582 by local residents for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the wise use, management and general conservation of the County’s soil, water and related natural resources. The District is committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Gilchrist County through conservation of its natural resources.

The Gilchrist Soil & Water Conservation District works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) creating ways to conserve water, prevent soil erosion, convert irrigation systems and inform the public about conservation problems.

A Code of Ethics has been adopted by the district.  For Code of Ethics Information.

View Code of Ethics Here.

The Gilchrist SWCD operates under Florida Statutes 582 under the Florida Legislature.

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Service Area

The Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District serves all of Gilchrist County in the area of the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.