Conservation districts, the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service have forged a unique local, state and federal partnership to help people get conservation on the land. They are bound together by mutual conservation objectives, legislation and formal agreements with the Secretary of Agriculture and the State. Employees usually share the same office and phone number at the local level.
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts (IASCD)
The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts (IASCD) is a voluntary, non-profit association of Idaho's 51 soil conservation districts. Organized in 1944, IASCD works closely with NRCS and the Idaho Soil Conservation Commission to develop and implement conservation programs.
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission (ISCC)
The Idaho Soil Conservation Commission was created in 1939 from Idaho legislation originated to deal with the soil erosion crisis of the Dust Bowl. Today the Commission's purpose is to provide support and service to Idaho's 51 soil conservation districts, unique units of local government that use state, federal and private sector resources to solve conservation problems.
Idaho District Employee's Association (IDEA)
IDEA's missiion is to enhance communications, promote professional improvement, and increase effectiveness of conservation districts and their employees.
Other Natural Resource Agencies and Groups