SOIL CONSERVATION = WATER QUALITY, CLEAN AIR, & EFFICIENT LAND MANAGEMENT!
Conservation districts in the United States trace their formation to the 1930s, when national attention was focused on the crisis of the Dust Bowl. Congress passed Public Law 46 in 1935, declaring soil and water conservation a national policy, and in l937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that states allow landowners to form soil and water conservation districts. Today, there are close to 3000 conservation districts across the country.
The Dickson County Soil Conservation District (DCSCD) is one of 95 districts in Tennessee established under Tennessee State Code – 43-14-218. Local districts are responsible for conservation programs within their counties. A Board of Supervisors, five local residents who are recommended by a local nominating committee and appointed by the State Soil Conservation Committee, administers each district.
The DCSCD was chartered April 28, 1952by founding board members Harris Sanders, Milburn Leathers, Robert Harrington, V.T. McClelland, and Grigsby Wall.
The Dickson County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors meets EVERY SECOND TUESDAY EVENING at 6:00pm, at the USDA Service center in DICKSON, TN. Current board members are:
Randy Simpkins, Chairperson
Benny Noland, Secretary / Treasurer
Ronald Kimbro, Vice Chairperson
Ray Clifton, Board Member
Rhonda Madden, Advisory Board Member
Office (615)446-2449 x 3
305 Henslee Drive
Dickson, Tennessee 37055
Hours Mon.- Fri. 7:30a.m to 4:00 p.m.
*Since this office makes field visits it may be necessary to make an appointment depending on your circumstance.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
Conservation District Employees in Every County!
Each county in Tennessee has a Soil Conservation District employee. We are always hard at work in several different areas to raise awareness of natural resources & agriculture.
For more information, please call our office, comment or send us an email.