Conservation District

Conservation Districts were born in the dust bowl days of the 1930s. The severe soil erosion of those years led Congress to enact legislation that would allow for the establishment of a Conservation District in each county of the United States. The Districts were charged with helping landowners put conservation practices on their farms to control soil erosion. Through the years, the District mission has grown to include soil, water, plant and animal resources. Conservation Districts are the only local unit of government charged with the protection and conservation of natural resources.

Needing to stabilize your bottom line, improve the soil or water conservation on your farm, or enhance wildlife habitats? Try the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  It can work for you!  Contact the Clay County Conservation District at 785-630-3514 for more information.

National Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Personnel

  • Kenneth Bowell, Supervisory District Conservationist
  • Tim McCoy, Conservation Technician

Disclaimers

Funding to produce this content is provided in part by the State Conservation Commission through appropriation from the Kansas Water Plan. The Clay County Conservation District prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

Our Mission

To help people conserve, improve and sustain the natural resources of Clay County.