History

The Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized June 21, 1945.
Original Supervisors
The original supervisors were:
  • Obert Grover, Glyndon
  • Hugh Trowbridge, Comstock
  • O. E. Studlien, Moorhead
  • Norman Elton, Hawley
  • William Mikkelsen, Glyndon
1945 Land Area Problems
In 1945, 7 major land area problems were outlined:
  • Drainage
  • Wind Erosion
  • Drought
  • Proper Land Use
  • Water Erosion
  • Weed Control
  • Water Coming Down from Other Areas
2000 Areas of Concern
In our 2000 Annual Plan, 11 major areas of concerns were listed:
  • Wind Erosion
  • Water Erosion
  • Water Quality and Conservation
  • Promote Conservation and Resource Programs
  • Promote Energy Conservation
  • Promote State Revolving Low Interest Rate Loan Program
  • Improve Wildlife Habitat
  • Improve Grassland Management
  • Reclaim Mined Land
  • Promote Special Projects
  • Implement EEO and Civil Rights Responsibilities
    • Maintain strong working relationships with other agencies and organizations