Conservation Districts of Iowa informs, educates and leads Iowans through our local soil and water conservation districts to promote conservation of natural resources. Click here to locate your county SWCD Office.
Conservation Districts of Iowa supports the soil and water conservation districts through public education, acknowledgment, commissioner development, policy, on-the-ground conservation, conservation practice promotion, events and more. Information about CDI programs and events can be found under the Programs & Calendar pages.
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.
Download CDI’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, Document Retention Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, Joint Venture and Partnerships Policy, Whistleblower Protection Policy, Planned Giving Policies, Policy Statement – a compilation of resolutions, and Policy Statement Archive – a compilation of archived resolutions.
CDI Regional Map: Download
Central Office Staff:
Linda King, Executive Director
945 SW Ankeny Road, Suite A, Ankeny, IA 50023
Field Office Staff:
CDI Regional Directors and Alternates:
Nancy Bohl Bormann, Second Alternate
Cathy Ayers, Director
Cindy Valin, First Alternate
Delbert Kaldenberg, Second Alternate
Jack Boyer, Director
Larry Jons, First Alternate
Hank Wehrman, Second Alternate
Paul Ackley, Director
Darwin Hanson, First Alternate
Jeff Olson, Director
Don Niebuhr, First Alternate
Alica Bales, Second Alternate
Van Buren County