EMPOWERING CONSERVATION DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE
Serving as a liaison between the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and the state’s conservation districts, the District Services Division helps streamline communication and coordination to enhance each district’s conservation efforts by:
Providing a centralized point of contact for conservation districts to request assistance
Providing staff in district offices to facilitate communication with other agency representatives when needed
Offering training and professional development for conservation district employees and directors
Assisting conservation districts with legal affairs, natural resource planning and reporting, district board functions, human relations, conflict resolution, and finance and personnel management
Directory of Conservation District Offices
Conservation District Equipment and Services
Most conservation districts offer custom services or equipment rentals, such as drills, spreaders, spriggers, sprayers and trailers. Contact your local district to inquire about services, equipment and prices.
Originally signed into law in 1937, the Conservation District Act continues to be the foundation of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s and the Conservation Districts’ operations today.
CONSERVATION DISTRICT DIRECTOR ELECTIONS
Each conservation district’s governing body consists of five public officials: two board members who are appointed by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and three directors who are elected by registered voters within the conservation district. Elected directors serve three-year terms, which run from July 1 to June 30. The three elected positions are numbered 1, 2 and 3 with succeeding terms so that one term expires each year.
Elections for district director are held each year on the first Tuesday of June as established by law, a day also designated as Conservation District Day.
To be eligible to file for district director election, an individual must be a registered voter in the district and must have a cooperator agreement with the district. If individuals do not already have a cooperator agreement with the district they can make application for the agreement.
Filing for Conservation District Director Election
Interested persons may obtain and file a Notification and Declaration of Candidacy form from their local conservation district office during the filing period which is during the first two weeks of May each year. Forms are also available by clicking on the links below.