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Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District



Alaska\'s Soil and Water Conservation Districts formed after the Territory of Alaska enacted legislation in 1947 that allowed the formation of districts. Districts are legal subdivisions of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, authorized under Alaska State Statute Chapter 41.10, Soil and Water Conservation Law. By the late 1940s, all states had adopted laws reflecting the Standard State Soil Conservation District Law, promoted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was in response to the Dust Bowl Days, and was designed to be a grassroots complement to the Soil Conservation Service (now USDAÕs Natural Resources Conservation Service), which was begun in 1935. The conservation district concept was developed to voluntarily enlist the cooperation of landowners and users of natural resources in carrying out the program authorized by the Soil Conservation Act of 1935. The Palmer Soil and Water Conservation District encompasses 26,500 square miles.

Type of Education Provided

  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Professional
  • Para-professional
  • Recreational
  • Other

Organizational Classification

  • Federal
  • Non-profit
  • Other
  • State
  • University-Based

Stem Programming

  • Yes
  • No


  • Yes
  • No

Operating Region

  • Southeast Alaska
  • Southcentral Alaska
  • Southwest Alaska
  • Northwest Alaska
  • Interior Alaska
  • Statewide

Primary Audience

  • Rural
  • Remote
  • Urban
  • Statewide
  • Specific


Palmer, Mat-Su Valley

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