The mission of Colorado’s 76 Conservation Districts is to provide leadership for the conservation of natural resources to ensure health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the state through a responsible conservation ethic.
provide local leadership - During the Dust Bowl, local leadership was needed to coordinate efforts and tie activities to local conditions, needs, and priorities. In May 1937, the State legislature passed an act that established Conservation Districts in Colorado to represent private and public landowners.
provide support to every county - The 76 local Conservation Districts in Colorado provide support to every county. They are grouped into 10 geographical regions, known as watersheds.
are non-profit natural resources organizations - Financial and administrative assistance is provided to Conservation Districts through the Colorado State Conservation Board, a division of the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
are made up of Colorado citizens - Conservation District Boards are comprised of volunteers. They are locally elected landowners who volunteer over 32,000 hours annually to fulfill District responsibilities.
provide grassroots support to Colorado’s farmers and ranchers - Conservation Districts assist landowners and operators by assisting in the development of conservation plans and providing natural resource information to landowners, operators and the general public.
operate on the local, state, and national levels - Conservation Districts are represented by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts at the state level and the National Association of Conservation Districts at the national level.