Voice of Conservation in Mississippi"
The Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (MACD),
established in 1945, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization
composed of the 82 Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Mississippi.
MACD is governed by a thirty-one member Board of Directors and represents
more than four hundred district commissioners throughout Mississippi.
In its effort to resolve the problem, which was primarily soil erosion,
the Mississippi legislature enacted the Soil Conservation Law (currently
the Soil and Water Conservation Law), in which the State Soil Conservation
Committee (currently the Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation
Commission) was created. Provisions were made so that each county
could organize a soil and water conservation district.
A Soil & Water Conservation District's governing board is comprised
of voluntary citizens who come together and represent land owners
and users in their district and ensure a local voice in conservation.