Soil and Water Conservation District
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Who Are We?
A legally organized subdivision of the state of Ohio located within the same boundaries as Shelby County, Ohio.
An organization responsible for the promotion of conservation and development of natural resources within Shelby County with special emphasis on soil and water, and for providing assistance to landowners with the planning and application of conservation practices on their land.
An organization that receives funding from the State of Ohio through the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Soil & Water Conservation, and from the Shelby County Commissioners.
Providing Leadership, Education, and Technical Assistance In Natural Resource Conservation to The Citizens of Shelby County.
The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1946 by a group of private landowners who were interested in conserving our natural resources. These early conservationists started the district and formed the first board of supervisors.
Staff & Board
The District has continued a tradition of locally led conservation for more than 70 years through its Board of Supervisors and Staff.
Elected Board Supervisors
Leonard Albers, William Maxson, Mack Knupp, Steve Berning, John Geise
Jason Bruns, District Administrator
Ryan Evers, Technician
Justin Wagner, NRCS Resource Conservationist
Daniel Francis, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist
Jim Bennett, NRCS District Conservationist
Sophie Hurley , Education Coordinator
Josh Ward, Technician
Not pictured: Jim Bennett