The purpose of a Conservation District is to conserve and develop all renewable natural resources within the district. In so doing, the district in authorized to undertake, sponsor, or participate in projects, activities and programs which promote the conservation, development, maintenance, management and wise use of the land, water, trees and other related, natural resources of the district.
Kentucky's Conservation Districts are a subdivision of state government and have been organized for the special purpose to assist landowners and land users:
- In solving soil and water resource problems
- Setting priorities for conservation work to be accomplishments
- Coordinating the federal, state and local resources needed to accomplish this work.
- Provide leadership at the local level and means for interested local citizens to work together to achieve desires results.