The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts was organized in 1944 to provide a unified voice for conservation in Idaho. Its members work closely with the Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission on issues of policy, finance and natural resource concerns. It also provides a forum for discussion of issues common to conservation districts, including erosion and sediment control, water quality, forestry, research, conservation and environmental education, resource planning, wildlife, pasture and range. In order to pursue its goals of wise resource management, the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts keeps the State Legislature and the Congress informed of its members views on natural resource concerns. The Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts is a voluntary, non-profit association of Idaho’s soil conservation districts cooperating in the management of Idaho’s natural resources. In conjunction with districts from other states, they form part of a national network – the National Association of Conservation Districts, comprising approximately 3,000 districts and over 15,000 individual directors.