About LDCD

DISTRICT BOUNDRIES

The LDCD is located in the northern portion of Johnson County encompassing approximately 1,450,000 acres.

Last Modified on July 17, 2014

DISTRICT HISTORY

The Lake DeSmet Conservation District was established in 1946 as the nation saw a need for conserving soil during the dust bowl era.  Over the years the need of conservation of other natural resources grew as well and the LDCD responded.  The district now includes watershed planning for improving water availability and quality, wildlife habitat enhancement,  integrated pest management, land use management and conservation education

DISTRICT GOALS

Operations: Be accountable for public funds.  Ensure all District programs are carried out in a responsible manner.

 

Information and Education: Expand and strengthen the Districts information and education program to enhance natural resource conservation through youth and adult education via workshops, tours and informational materials.

 

Tree Program: Encourage the planting of trees to aid in the conservation of natural resources.

 

Watershed Planning: Work cooperatively with local landowners, resource agencies and groups to address water quality issues and concerns through watershed planning efforts.

 

Special Projects: Provide information and technical assistance to northern Johnson County residents who have resource concerns that are not addressed through other District programs.

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