Conservation District Supervisor Accreditation. Module 7: Partners in Conservation. SD Association of Conservation Districts. A voluntary nonprofit corporation representing the 69 conservation districts, controlled by its member districts and financed by contributions of its membership.
Module 7:Partners in Conservation
A voluntary nonprofit corporation representing the 69 conservation districts, controlled by its member districts and financed by contributions of its membership.
Provides administrative staff, training, and technicians to assist districts
One “voice” for 69 conservation districts on environmental and legislative issues
Coordinates legislative activities on matters affecting the districts
Organized in 1946
Vision: America’s Voice for Natural Resource Conservation
Mission: Serving conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resources conservation
Purpose: Conservation, orderly development and judicious use of the nation’s land, water, timber and related natural resources through local initiatives, decisions and self-government
It pools district experience to develop national policies on conservation issues.
Mission: to plan and carry out a national program to conserve and develop our soil and water resources.
The basic objective is the use and conservation treatment of land according to its capabilities and needs.
Analyze resource problems and suggest safe uses and treatment. Staffs include soil conservationists, soil scientists, economists, agronomists, biologists, foresters, plant materials specialists, range conservationists, geologists, landscape architects, resource planners, and engineers from a number of specialties.
Mission is to protect public health and the environment by providing assessment, financial assistance, and regulation.
Administers water resources management, non-point source and water quality programs, environmental regulation and water rights.
Funds may be available to conservation districts.
Administers the EPA 319 Program that provides grants to implement non-point source projects and programs under the Clean Water Act.
This program provides loans and/or grants for water quality improvement projects, including lakes, streams, wetlands and groundwater.
Individuals, businesses, corporations, associations, private entities and government agencies are eligible.
Loans are usually provided at 0% interest.
These NPS funds can provide match for other funding sources including 319 grants, ARDL loans and other state and federal funds.