NEW OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS:
Temporary Office located in the
Cassia County Court House room #201
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00-2:00
New Office located at the Minidoka Fair Grounds in the McGregor Building, 85 East Baseline.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00-2:00
Seedling Tree Sale
All varieties are sold out
If you placed an order, you will be contacted when the trees arrive.
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The Mini-Cassia Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) are sub-units of state government, responsible for soil and water conservation activities within its boundaries. Both Districts are managed by a board of district supervisors elected to the position by Cassia County and Minidoka County residents. They serve voluntarily and without pay.
The SWCD supervisors work with farmers and ranchers, towns, counties, and government agencies at all levels. By encouraging basic conservation work on private land, Cassia SWCD activities help control soil erosion and improve water quality.
To encourage responsible natural resource management and to implement conservation goals which improve air, soil, and water quality while improving wildlife habitat.
To educate both youth and adults about our local conservation practices and needs.
Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Station Opens
The Invasive species watercraft inspection station at Cotterel Port of Entry is open and ready to provide inspections which help safeguard Idaho waters from invasive species. Watercraft leaving infested waters can easily spread the invasive species into other water bodies which can cause major problems for healthy habitat and water, as well as for farmers and irrigation systems.
Watercraft inspection stations are Idaho’s first line of defense against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. The 24 hour Cotterel inspection station is set up to inspect all watercraft traveling North into Idaho on the I-84 interstate. There is no charge or penalty to watercraft travelers who comply with the inspection. Workers will hot wash watercraft if needed.
The West Cassia Soil & Water Conservation District oversees the inspection station and provides grant reporting, project over-site, and administrative duties. Employees began work as the inspection station opened on March 5th. Boat station manager Betty Carlson said, “We look forward to opening the station every year. We get to meet new people and get to hear the stories from past visitors – about how they have enjoyed our beautiful Idaho scenery and water ways.”
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Soil and water conservation in Mini-Cassia is a partnership between Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for planning and carrying out a program to conserve and develop the nation's soil and water resources. NRCS is the only federal agency that receives funds earmarked by Congress for providing direct technical assistance to soil conservation districts. Under terms of a written agreement, NRCS becomes the SWCD's technical arm.
Together, this partnership strives to provide programs and assistance to landowners in order to improve conservation practices in Mini-Cassia.
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East Cassia SWCD
(From left to right)
Mark Streeter, Retired
Mark Webb, Chairman
Ken Woodworth, Treasurer
Steve Ward, Vice Chairman
Hannah Sanders, Member
Rob Cottle, Member
West Cassia SWCD
(From left to right)
Jordan Searle, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kunau, Chairman
Kathy Poulton, Treasurer
Brent Stoker, Member
Ken Black, Member
(From left to right)
Russ Suchan, Assoc. Member
Brian Kossman, Chairman
Dusty Wilkins, Vice-Chairman
Aaron Firth, Treasurer
Luke Adams, Retired
Justin Hunter, Assoc. Member