NACD works at the local, state, regional, and national level to safeguard and enhance healthy soils across the United States, whether they support grazing land, rangeland, agricultural land, or urban and community land.Learn More
Conservation of private and public forestland is of critical importance to NACD. Modern challenges - including invasive species, pests, and disease - have taken their toll on our forests; but we're here to help change that.Learn More
NACD believes voluntary and landowner-led conservation of threatened and endangered species is a critical and often under-utilized means of achieving the goals of the Endangered Species Act.Learn More
NACD advocates for more than 3,000 conservation districts across the United States, ensuring federal policy and funding levels reflect the mission and goals of our district members. In a few words, NACD is the voice of conservation.Learn More
NACD works to improve and protect water quality by providing conservation districts with the technical assistance they need to advise local landowners on nutrient management strategies and erosion prevention practices.Learn More
When conservation districts were first established in the Dust Bowl era, they mostly worked with farmers, ranchers, and forest owners. But landscapes have changed and districts have adapted.Learn More
By Diana Blackwood The week of April 30 to May 7, 2017 marked NACD's 62nd annual Stewardship Week. Thousands of dedicated conservationists celebrated the 2017 Stewardship Week theme “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!” by holding or participating in field days, soil health workshops, and other conservation outreach events throughout the country, helping to raise awareness about soils… [...]Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook Whitney-Forman-Cook@nacdnet.org (202) 595-9139 NACD LEADERSHIP URGES CONGRESS TO REJECT PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED CUTS TO CONSERVATION WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 – The National Association of Conservation Districts calls on Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request that includes reckless cuts to every part of USDA, as well… [...]Continue Reading
By Whitney Forman-Cook The Soil Health Institute unveiled its soil health action plan aimed at “driving advancements” in soil conservation nationwide this morning from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Among the plan’s goals is to make soil health “the cornerstone of natural resource management policies throughout the nation.” “Today’s announcement, and the panel… [...]Continue Reading
People are the key to conservation district success, whether serving as officials on district boards of directors or volunteering in a river cleanup. Local people offer extensive expertise and personal interest regarding the best ways to take care of their own natural resources. This effective management of natural resources at the local level reduces the need for outside intervention and regulation.
Your dollars will help conserve America’s natural resources. Your membership can improve the water quality of the river that provides your family drinking water and a place to swim and fish.
Districts need help with everything from planting seedlings in wetland restoration projects to filing in the office. Contact your district to let them know you are willing to help.
You can improve your corner of the world by composting food scraps and lawn clippings in your backyard, conserving green areas in your urban neighborhood. Ask your district for assistance.