"Putting Conservation on the Ground."
118 East Main Street
P.O. Box 389
Ashley, ND 58413
701-288-3481 ext 3
McIntosh County Soil Conservation District
Chairman: Cordell Bettenhausen
Vice Chair: Rodney Eszlinger
Supervisors: Lisa Neu, Sandy Meidinger, Nancy Betsch
Joan Spence - NRCS District Conservationist
Vacant - NRCS Soil Conservationist;
Dawn Hahne - District Manager
Michael Bichler - Farm Bill Specialist
About McIntosh County Soil Conservation District
The McIntosh County Soil Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of North Dakota. It was organized on November 24th, 1950 with the Board of Supervisors organized in January 1951. The county itself was established October 1884.
The McIntosh County Soil Conservation District lies in the South Central part of North Dakota. The County has a total area of 635,520 acres, or 993 square miles. It has 179,200 acres of water. As of the 2000 Census the population was 3,390 people, 1,467 households and 975 families.
The average elevation is 2,272.
Goals that our Soil Conservation District holds:
~ To educate the public on the value and importance of effective conservation and natural resource management.
~ Increase awareness of Conservation District programs and functions.
~ Develop and/or collaborate on programs that inform and motivate land owners, famer's, ranchers, agencies and general public about the importance of, and means for farmland protection, water resources management, habitat restoration, non-native invasive species management, and air quality improvement through publications, policy, workshops, tours, school programs, presentations, and district website.
~ To develop funding sources to sustain and enhance conservation district programs.
Like all Soil Conservation Districts, we have a working agreement with the NRCS. We work together to promote, enhance, educate and apply conservation practices with willing, innovative producers. Most of this work is accomplished by holding workshops, range tours, school and farm visits.
All programs and services with the McIntosh County Soil Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status or disability.