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Holding Soil

Who We Are

Since 1946, the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts (NHACD), has provided statewide coordination, representation, and leadership for Conservation Districts to conserve, protect, and promote responsible use of New Hampshire’s natural resources.


NHACD works collaboratively with county districts, federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofits, and other conservationists as a volunteer, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization

Collaboration and Support



  • Provides a medium through which Districts meet, exchange ideas, work cooperatively on common challenges and objectives, and reach consensus on courses of action.

  • Develops resolutions outlining its position and presents them at local and national meetings.

  • Cooperates with the State Conservation Committee in coordinating its activities among Districts.

  • Promotes an understanding and acceptance of soil and water conservation in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school curricula.

  • Informs state and federal legislators of the objectives and needs of Conservation Districts and necessary legislation.

  • Assists Districts in developing guidelines for assistance and priorities to the many and diverse cooperators and others requesting support.

  • Works through sub-committees to study conservation challenges and provides support to Districts who implement solutions.

Initiatives and Programs



  • Promotes and conducts the annual Envirothon for New Hampshire high-school students.

  • Monitors and advocates legislation that supports conservation principles.

  • Designs and conducts practical education workshops on topics such as flood mitigation and nonpoint source pollution prevention.

  • Identifies and designs grant programs to support District initiatives.

  • Hosts semi-annual meetings to provide a forum for Districts and facilitate collaboration among other conservation groups.

  • Actively represents the New Hampshire at the national level through participation in the National Association of Conservation Districts meetings and initiatives.

  • Conducts the annual Soil Judging competition.

  • Implements strategic objectives through collaborative projects and capacity-building.

Collaborain and Support
Initiatives and Programs
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