How Many Districts Are There?

In 2016, there are 48 conservation districts in the State of New Mexico. Collectively, the 48 districts are represented by the New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts. Nationwide, there are approximately 3,000 conservation districts, the number varying from time to time as a result of the combination, division, or the other restructuring of district boundaries. These districts, identified in some states as soil conservation districts, conservation districts, natural resources conservation districts, natural resource districts or resource conservation district, cover 98 percent of the privately owned land in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.


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