The Division of Conservation is charged with providing assistance to Kentucky’s 121 conservation districts to develop, administer and implement sound conservation programs across the state. Kentucky’s conservation districts are subdivisions of state government, and districts are organized with their boundaries coinciding with county lines with the exception of Logan County, which is divided into two districts. Each local district is governed by a seven-member board of supervisors elected by the registered voters within that district.
The conservation districts have been organized for the special purpose of assisting landowners and land users in solving soil and water resource problems, setting priorities for conservation work to be accomplished and coordinating the federal, state and local resources to carry out these programs.
Our Mission and Vision
The Division of Conservation's mission is to conserve Kentucky’s natural resources through education and assistance to producers and local conservation districts.
The Division of Conservation partners with federal, state and local agencies to assist landowners in installing best management practices that protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky. We promote classroom education through material development and assist conservation districts in meeting the needs of their local communities. We provide administrative assistance to the Soil and Water Conservation Commission and the Agriculture Water Quality Authority as they develop sound policy.