In the 1930’s after national attention was brought to the crisis of the Dust Bowl, Congress passed a Public Law , declaring soil and water conservation a national policy. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that states allow landowners to form soil and water conservation districts which is when the first conservation districts were formed.
Cheatham County joined the conservation effort on September 20, 1944 when a handful of progressive farmers initiated a countywide petition to establish a local soil conservation district. The founding board members were R.B. Clift of Ashland City & T.D. Hudgens of Ashland City. The supervisors who served without pay, plan long-range programs for the district, coordinate conservation projects involving more that one land operator, and negotiate with the Federal and State agencies for technical and financial help.
Today there are nearly 8,000 conservation districts nationwide-one in almost every county.
During the Cheatham CountySCD’s 70 years of conservation, our mission has remained the same …to coordinate assistance to landowners for high quality productive soil; clean and abundant water; healthy plant and animal communities; clean air an adequate energy supply; and working farms.
Today, the Soil Conservation Board meets every 3rd Monday of the month and will be held at 8:00am at the Conservation Office in Ashland City. Members include:
Field Office Staff:
For more information:
Cheatham County Soil Conservation District
1104 North Main Street
Ashland City, TN 37015
615-792-4421 x 3 office 855-540-3504 fax
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