Division of Conservation

(This website was updated 4/24/2024)


Welcome to the Division of Conservation (DOC)

Conservation of natural resources is an important concern for all Kansans. The Division of Conservation (DOC), working with 105 local Conservation Districts, 75 organized Watershed Districts, other special-purpose districts, as well as state and federal entities administer programs to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, conserve water, reduce flood potential and provide local water supply. The DOC has the responsibility to administer the Conservation Districts Law, the Watershed District Act and other statutes authorizing various programs. The agency budget is financed from the dedicated funding of the Kansas State Water Plan Special Revenue Fund, State General Fund, and fee funds.

Conservation District AreasThese five conservation regions are each represented by a commissioner who serves on the State Conservation Commission.

Who We Partner With

Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD)
Kansas Association of Conservation District Employees Organization (KACD-EO)
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA)
State Conservation Commission (SCC)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Kansas Water Office (KWO)
Kansas Forest Service (KFS)
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy (WRAPS)
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)
State Association of Kansas Watersheds (SAKW)
Kansas State University (KSU)
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Watershed Districts

Division of Conservation News

State Conservation Commission Virtual Meeting Scheduled for May 28

The State Conservation Commission regular meeting will be held using internet meeting services on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

The State Conservation Commission regular meeting will be held using internet meeting services on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in the meeting can participate using video conferencing or by utilizing a call-in option. This meeting is open to the public.

The State Conservation Commission consists of five elected commissioners; two ex officio members representing the Kansas State University Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service; and two appointed members representing the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The KDA Division of Conservation consults with the SCC to protect and enhance Kansas' natural resources through the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, guidelines and programs designed to assist local governments and individuals in conserving the state's renewable resources.

To request a copy of the agenda or directions on how to participate in the virtual meeting, please contact the KDA Division of Conservation at 785-564-6620 or kda.doc@ks.gov.


WHO:            State Conservation Commission

         State Conservation Commission Virtual Meeting

WHEN:          9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020