and responsibilities and providing assistance to districts in carrying out their SWCD programs.
Commission staff are called upon by SWCDs to provide guidance, expertise and assistance in carrying out programs. Such assistance includes working with annual plans of work, financial assistance, budgeting, personnel, purchasing, equipment, surface mines, election and appointment of commissioners, orientation of new commissioners and employees, information/ education activities and training on specific programs.
Orientation Manual for Districts
Basic information about Soil and Water Conservation Districts, their responsibilities and method of operating a district can be found in the Orientation Manual. Other detailed information, including financial report requirements and election criteria, can be found in the Commissioner's Handbook.