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District Operations

Downloadable Publications
WACD Strategic Plan

WACD Procedures Manual
Conservation District and Special District Training Information and Modules

Potential Funding Sources

EPA Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants
Monsanto Fund - Support for Science Education, Environment and Agriculture

Supervisor Elections
Each Conservation District is run by a 5 member Board of Supervisors. These Supervisors are elected during the general election. There are 3 rural members, 1 urban and 1 at large member on each District Board. These Supervisors serve voluntarily. Persons interested in filing for election should contact their local conservation district.

Conservation District Funding
In 1987, the Wyoming State Legislature granted Conservation Districts the authority to tax up to one mill. Since that time, several Districts have obtained mill levy funding. Several Districts have also received the support of their County Commissioners and therefore have opted not to request mill levy funding. The Conservation Districts utilize their local funding to address publicly identified priority programs and concerns. Those programs initiated by Districts vary dependent on local needs. Currently, local people support conservation efforts to the tune of approximately $2 million.

Conservation District and Special District Training Modules and Information
The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts with the help of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has developed a training program for conservation district supervisors and employees. If interested in having WACD/WDA representatives conducting training for your district, please allow at least 6-8 hours to complete the training for all the modules.

Additional Training Modules

If you would like to receive any of the above training, please contact any of the persons listed below. In addition to the above modules, additional training opportunities on the subjects below can be arranged. This training would consist of 2-3 day intensive training sessions presented by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture or contracted trainers.

-Facilitation and the CRM Process

If you have any questions, or to schedule training contact:

Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Chris Wichmann 777-6579
Michelle MacDonald 777-7323
Justin Caudill 352-0378

Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
Bobbie Frank 632-5716
Kelly Brown 632-5716

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Wyoming Assn. of Conservation Districts | 517 E. 19th Street | Cheyenne, WY 82001 | (307) 632-5716 phone | (307) 638-4099 fax

Mission: The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts provides leadership for the conservation of Wyoming's soil and water resources, promotes the control of soil erosion, promotes and protects the quality of Wyoming's waters, reduce siltation of stream channels and reservoirs, promote wise use of Wyoming's water, and all other natural resources, preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the tax base and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of this state through a responsible conservation ethic.