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South Dakota Conservation Districts at a Glance
South Dakota's conservation districts coordinate assistance from all available resources—public and private, local, state, and federal—in an effort to develop locally led solutions to natural resource concerns. Organized over 75 years ago, each of the state's 68 districts is governed by a nonpartisan board of five supervisors who are elected by the public. They are similar to other local units of government such as school boards or counties. In South Dakota, conservation districts are a sub-division of state government.