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Soil and Water Conservation

The Davidson County Soil Conservation District was established in 1946 as a subdivision of the state government. The mission of the Davidson County Soil Conservation District is to provide conservation planning, education, information and technical assistance to landowners, groups and units of government so they can enhance and benefit from the proper management of our natural resources.

The Davidson County Soil Conservation District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors.

Soil and Water Conservation Board Members (group photo), 2015


The challenges of the future can seem great. Did you know that in the next 40 years, the number of people in our country is expected to double?

  • We'll need more food.
  • We'll need more clean water.
  • We will need more wood from our forests.
  • We'll need to build housing for many millions more people.
  • All those people will want land for outdoor recreation.
  • We'll need transportation for all those people.

The challenges of the future can seem overwhelming, until you consider the successes of this century. Since 1900, the number of people in our country has almost tripled, and yet...

  • On the average, people are living longer with better health.
  • Our air and water are cleaner.
  • Even though about the same amount of land is used for farming, world food production has increased four-fold.

Our present success is largely due to our system of conservation districts. These local, self-governing groups have helped people learn to conserve natural resources. Conservation districts have helped meet the challenges of the past, and they will help us make a brighter future.

Conservation districts depend on local members from all walks of life. People study natural resources and make decisions about their use in their own community.


Meetings occur on 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:00am. Please check with our office in case there is a change in time or date.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

All programs and services are offered and are available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status or disabilities

2015 Tennessee Small Farmer of the Year Awarded to Chris Mullican

3 generation farm family

The award was presented at the TN Small farm Expo held at TN State University Agriculture Research & Extension Center. Dr. Latif Lighari, TSU Associate Dean presented the award for Conservation Best Management practices implemented on his farm and the Nashville Glen Leven Farm. Mullican also serves as a fireman and emergency medical technician for Metropolitan Nashville Fire Dept. Mullican partnered with the Davidson County Soil Conservation District to develop a plan for the cattle operation at Glen Leven. With the technical assistance from NRCS and TN Dept. of Agriculture, Mullican installed multiple conservation practices which allowed the operation to be more sustainable and productive while improving the water, natural resources and soil.

2015 TN Small Farmer of the Year Award

Davidson Soil Conservation District’s Nominee wins TN Association Conservation District Promotion Award

TACD award fr Conservation Promotion awarded to Glen Leven Farm

The TACD Category II award for Conservation Promotion was awarded to Glen Leven Farm, accepting the award was Jennie Nelson, Director, and Ophelia Payne, descendant and historian and Education Outreach Christine Burk. The award is presented for outstanding promotion of Conservation Agriculture.

Department Locations

  • Office
    1417 Murfreesboro Pike
    P.O. Box 196300
    Nashville, TN 37219
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