Partners in Conservation

The Alaska Association of Conservation Districts is proud to be affiliated with other organizations that have similar goals and purposes. AACD is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts. NACD represents 3,000 conservation districts across the nation.

Click the links below to visit each organizations’ website and learn what they do.

United States Department of Agriculture
Alaska Association of Conservation Districts and the 12 Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Alaska are able to accomplish their missions through the help of partners in the federal, state and municipal governments, other associations, nonprofits, private organization and others. Partners vary by Districts.

Natural Resources Conservation Service
The US Department of Agriculture is a primary partner. This includes associations with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

link to US forest service site

United States Forest Service
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.

link to US dept of interior site

U.S. Department of the Interior
AACD and Districts also work with agencies of the Department of the Interior, including US Fish & Wildlife, the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.

link to AK dept of natural resources site

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
The Alaska Association of Conservation Districts works with state agencies, especially the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (Alaska DNR) and its Division of Agriculture and Division of Forestry. The 12 Soil & Water Conservation Districts are overseen by the Natural Resources Conservation Development Board, which is appointed by the governor.

Related Links
Alaska DNR Commissioner’s Office
Alaska Division of Agriculture
Alaska Division of Forestry

link to UAF site

University of Alaska Fairbanks
AACD works with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, its research station, and UAF Cooperative Extension Service.

Related Links
UAF School of Natural Resources & Extension
UAF Cooperative Extension Service


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