Why Conservation Districts?
Conservation districts in the U.S. took proper form in the wake of the Dust Bowl after which it became apparent that agricultural practices, to that point, were far from sustainable. President FDR recommended to Congress the Standard State Soil Conservation Districts Act, empowering states to create their own conservation districts with certain enumerated powers and responsibilities. Conservation districts today exist today for the same reason they did then-- to assist in the preservation of our natural resources with a heavy emphasis on soils.
To serve landowners and land users by providing financial and technical assistance to encourage and implement sustainable management practices that preserve and enhance natural resources for present and future generations.
To exist in the minds of those we serve as the preeminent local resource for implementing their natural resource
conservation needs and desires; that to become this we must relentlessly pursue additional and diverse funding and we must implement our work with timeliness, effectiveness, and unparalleled quality.
Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District