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Soil and Water Conservation District

 
 
 

Conservation Districts

National Association of Conservation Districts 


The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents the nation's 3,000 conservation districts and 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts, local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level, work with more than 2.5 million cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on nearly 98 percent of the private lands in the United States.
NACD's mission is to enable conservation districts to pool their resources to accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually. The association was founded on the philosophy that conservation decisions should be made at the local level with technical and funding assistance from federal, state and local governments and the private sector. As the national voice for all conservation districts, NACD supports voluntary, incentive-driven natural resource conservation program that benefit all citizens.
NACD maintains relationships with organizations and government agencies; publishes information about districts; works with leaders in agriculture, conservation, environment, education, industry, religion and other fields; and provides services to its districts. NACD is financed primarily through the voluntary contributions of its member districts and state associations.  The association's programs and activities aim to advance the resource conservation cause of local districts and the millions of cooperating landowners and land managers they serve.


NACD Headquarters
509 Capitol Court NE
Washington, DC 20002-4937
(202) 547-6223

NACD Service Center
612 West Main Street
P.O. Box 855
League City, Texas 77574-0855
(281) 332-3402
(800) 825-5547