Peaks of Otter
Soil & Water Conservation District

1071A Turnpike Rd., Bedford, VA 24523 Phone: 540.587.7645 Fax: 540.587.7646
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday except State Holidays

About Us

The Peaks of Otter Soil & Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of Virginia. Districts were first established nationwide as a reaction to the 1939 dustbowl. Each district is unique in the services it offers and is overseen by a locally elected board of directors. In Virginia, there are 47 individual districts. The Peaks of Otter Soil & Water Conservation District was formed in 1968 from the Blue Ridge District. The Peaks of Otter Soil & Water Conservation District serves Bedford City and Bedford County.

Our Mission Statement

"To use available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local citizens for conservation of soil, water and related resources"

Our Vision

"The Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District with its partners will provide leadership and education to sustain and utilize Bedford's natural resources in a manner that will enhance soil and water stewardship and foster pride in our District."

Our Conservation Partners

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia Depatment of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service
Farm Service Agency

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Annual Report 07-08
Annual Report 08-09
Annual Report 09-10
Annual Report 10-11
Annual Report 11-12
Annual Report 13-14
Meeting Minutes

Proud Members Of

National Association of Conservation Districts
Virginia Association of Conservation Districts


The Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or political affiliation. The District is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. DCR Logo
1071A Turnpike Rd., Bedford, VA 24523 Phone: 540.587.7645 Fax: 540.587.7646 poswcd@verizon.net