Burke County Soil Conservation District
Conservation is as much an Opportunity as it is an Obligation

Burke County Soil Conservation District

The Burke County Soil Conservation District was established in 1946. Originally spit into two divisions; East and West, until 1961. The county lies in northwest North Dakota and borders Canada. Burke SCD is comprised of thrity townships and has a total land area of 722,800 acres and an estimated 488 farms.  
The Burke SCD works closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to help promote soil and water conservation by offering financial, technical, informational and educational assistance and opportunities to the people of the district.


Conservation is truly as much an opportunity as it is an obligation. We have a responsibility to protect and wisely use our natural resources. Human actions influence the supplies of our soil, water, grasslands, forests, minerals, and wildlife. Conservation means managing the resources so they may be used wisely by the greatest number of people over the longest period of time. Conservation and enhancement of these resources are the basis for long term profitability.
Our natural resources are not only limited, but many of them can also be easily damaged or destroyed. Conservation is concerned not only with the resources we need today, but also the resources for the future. In each generation every person's share of the world becomes smaller because of the rapid populations growth. We have a real duty to use resources wisely and preserve them for the future.

Soil Conservation Districts

Soil Conservation Districts are democracy in action. The Soil Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of North Dakota, organized under the North Dakota Soil Conservation Districts Law enacted in 1937 and as later amended. They are organized by vote of the people within the district and are managed by a Board of Supervisors, also elected by the people.
Soil Conservation Districts are responsible for carrying out a program of soil and water conservation on cooperating farms and ranches within the district's boundaries. The Soil Conservation District is supported by charges for some services, and can levy taxes.