Conservation District History

Conservation Districts had their beginning in the 1930’s when
Congress, in  response to national concerns over mounting erosion and dust storms, enacted the  Soil Conservation Act of 1935. The conservation district concept was developed  to enlist the cooperation of landowners and occupiers in carrying out the  programs authorized by the act. To encourage local participation in the program,  President Roosevelt sent all state agencies a State Soil Conservation District  Law. By the late 1940’s all states had adopted similar legislation.

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