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The Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) informs, educates and leads Iowans through our local soil and water conservation districts to promote conservation of natural resources.


The 500 soil and water conservation district commissioners, five for every soil and water conservation district in Iowa, make up the Conservation Districts of Iowa’s membership. CDI’s day-to-day operations are governed by an Executive Board and Regional Directors. The 9 CDI Regional Directors each represent 9-13 counties in one of nine regions. CDI staff includes an Executive Director, Office & Projects Manager, Water Quality Specialist, 4 Private Lands Wildlife Specialists, 4 Private Lands Wetland Easement Team Specialists, and 2 Source Water Community Facilitators.

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Upcoming CDI Events

Partnership Day!

January 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2019 Partnership Day - Schedule Invite a Friend of the District, a conservation farmer of the year, a youth with a future in agriculture or conservation to ride along with you to the Capitol to speak with legislators. Share the [...]

Other Upcoming Events

Iowa Conservation Education Summit

February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ICEC Winter Workshop

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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Recent News

New Executive Director at CDI

John Whitaker has recently been selected to serve as the Executive Director of the Conservation Districts of Iowa. Mr. Whitaker most recently [...]

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