Conservation Districts are local governmental subdivisions established under
law to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. Districts are resource management agencies, coordinating and implementing resource and environmental programs at the local level in cooperation with federal and state agencies. New York State
District involvement includes, but is not limited to, work with landowners, land managers, local government agencies, and other local interests in addressing a broad spectrum of resource concerns: erosion control, flood prevention, water conservation and use, wetlands, ground water, water quality and quantity, non-point source pollution, forestland protection, wildlife, recreation, waste water management and community development.
In New York, there are 58 conservation districts, one representing each of 57 individual counties, and one which represents the five boroughs of New York City. Collectively, the 58 districts are represented by the New York Association of Conservation Districts (NYACD). The NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee, headquartered in
, coordinates county district activities and funding across the state. District employees may avail themselves to the NYS Soil and Water Conservation District Employee’s Association for a statewide perspective and local assistance. Albany, NY