Conservation Districts Program

The Conservation Districts Program provides administrative support to the State Conservation Commission, which develops policy and regulations for Nevada’s 28 locally elected conservation districts.

Conservation districts work for the conservation and proper development of the state’s natural resources by taking available technical, financial and educational resources, and coordinating them to meet the needs of landowners and land users. They often work in cooperation with counties, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, as well as other public and private agencies for the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources.

The Conservation Districts Program is housed within the Director’s Office of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The program is overseen by Dominique Etchegoyhen, Deputy Director.








Melany Aten
Conservation District Program Manager
Email: maten [at]
Phone: 775-625-0901
Office Address: 3275 Fountain Way
Winnemucca, NV 89445