About NCDEA

Information about the National Conservation District Employees Association

We build capacity to improve the conservation delivery system


Conservation delivery system infographic

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The National Conservation District Employees Association builds bridges to assist the more than 7,000 conservation district professionals who implement conservation programs in their local communities.

We bring the knowledge and experience of conservation district employees to many partnership committees and to discussions about programs, policies, and procedures with various state and federal officials.


We work with partners to achieve our mission



We coordinate with like-minded partners to achieve our mission. NCDEA is a core member of the National Conservation Partnership and National Conservation Planning Partnership.


We recognize excellence

Rick Mickowski posing with award

NCDEA recognizes exemplary conservation district employees and conservation district board members, and we offer a competitive scholarship to members and their families.

Every one of the more than 7,000 conservation district employees across the United States and territories is a member of NCDEA.

John Peterson holds his award

We maintain a strong, effective association

Our activities are organized and governed by a board of directors with representatives from all regions of the country.

All of our directors are active in various association committees to help us continue to achieve our goals.

Regional directors around the country maintain regular contact with conservation district employees.


2020 Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors


NCDEA board members cover every region of the entire country

Dots show where our officers and directors are located.

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