About Us

The Hillsborough County Conservation District represents soil and water conservation at the local level. Formed in 1946 as a legal sub-division of the State of New Hampshire, and operating under State Statute RSA 432:12, the District is directed by a Board of Supervisors who are state appointed, governing body of public officials comprised of five County residents who serve without pay.

The District works with farmers, forest landowners, landowners, schools, and municipalities to promote the use, protection, and conservation of natural resources on both private and public land, both rural and urban. Our conservation programs in Hillsborough County are carried out through public education and the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs). Technical assistance and information for the implementation of BMPs are provided for various land uses in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

During the Dustbowl Era of the 1930's, President Franklin D. Roosevelt saw a need for soil conservation. He pushed Congress to develop a new agency called the Soil Stabilization Service. This agency became the Soil Conservation Service and, more recently, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). To increase the functionality of this new agency, Roosevelt decided local input should be a part of this mix. Out of this, he devised the idea for locally led soil conservation boards. These boards are now our conservation district board of supervisors.

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