Available Resources

The VASWCD is glad to provide resources to SWCDs as needed. Contact VASWCD staff if there is a need for specific tools to assist a local conservation district; we are happy to assist with obtaining these resources.

The following resources are made available to SWCDs on an on-going basis:

  • ARCGIS License – The Association in cooperation with NRCS can offer ArcGIS to Virginia SWCDs. Please review the attached procedure for making this license request. The Virginia NRCS, State GIS Specialist is the Point of Contact for providing GIS Software & Licensing. This license is provide by USDA-FPAC-GEO and their Enterprise License Agreement with Esri. As of March 1, 2024 we will no longer be able to provide new licenses for ArcMap. Instead, all new requests will fulfilled by ArcGIS Pro 2.9 or higher. Existing ArcMap licenses on non-USDA SWCD machines should continue to function as they have been.
  • Marketing Resources – The Association can provide your SWCD with marketing materials ideal for public outreach. Brochures on SWCD and VASWCD projects and programs, jpeg images and post card templates, a state SWCD display map, large free standing SWCD display, Virginia SWCD tablecloth, Virginia SWCD banner, CD of SWCD marketing videos able to be shown to constituents, and more. Visit the Marketing Toolkit for additional details. 
  • Email – The VASWCD can provide @vaswcd.org email addresses to those SWCDs needing this service. Please contact the Association to arrange for such an account and for additional details on this resource.

If you currently have an @vaswcd.org email and are experiencing issues please visit the Khimara Green Earth Host Knowledgebase and troubleshoot common problems. If you continue to have problems you can contact Khimaira by submitting a support ticket.