About the District

The Osborne County Conservation District (OCCD) was organized on May 26, 1944 and is a sub-division of the Kansas state government that administer programs to conserve our natural resources: soil, water, air, plants and animals.

Conservation Districts in Kansas are self-governed agencies.  The governing body of a conservation district consists of five elected supervisors.  Supervisors serve as grassroots representatives of landowners and the general public in their community, providing leadership and direction of volunteer cooperation in natural resource conservation programs.

Supervisors receive no compensation for services, but are entitled to travel expenses incurred during their duties.  The supervisors meet the fourth Monday each month to review the business of the office and to make the conservation decisions for the county with the technical advise of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).   Board members donate many hours of their time every month to activities to promote conservation in their county.

Employees are hired by the board to run the day-to-day business of the District.  Osborne County Conservation District employs a District Manager. Other districts employ a Non-Point Source Pollution Water Quality Coordinator, secretaries, clerks, technicians, education staff, etc.