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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.

Photo of Feller Brown, Karen Guy, Carol Edwards, Jerry Graves, Will Lewis, John Leeman, and Carolyn Dillard

Field day at Glen Leven, May 20, 2015

Registration begins at 8:15 AM (pesticide points available), IInstructional Tours begin at 9:00 AM

  1. Fence Exclusion, stream crossings and alt. waterier - Gary Moore
  2. Pasture Rotation, grazing and soil health - Greg Brann NRCS
  3. Cattle production & TAEP - Mark Powell, TDA
  4. Forestry & stream restoration - Reggie Reeves TN Forestry
  5. Heirloom gardens Hermitage Hotel
  6. Educational Garden Dan Harrell, UT & Land Trust Educator, Christian - Honey Bee Sanctuary - Matt Slocum
  7. Pesticides and weed control - UT Extension, David Cook
  8. Water Simulator run off demonstration (Optional tour & history of pre-civil war Home)

Field Day at Glen Leven Flyer


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.

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

Department Locations

  • Office
    1417 Murfreesboro Pike
    P.O. Box 196300
    Nashville, TN 37219
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Davidson Soil Conservation District’s Carol Edwards named the 2014 National Conservation Professional of the year

Carol Edwards is the only person from TN to ever receive the award. She secures grants, organizes field days, and works with local producers and landowners. Plans and host state, regional and national meetings. Serves on numerous boards and committees to promote conservation and is active in the community and church. Mayor Karl Dean presented Carol an award from Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County at the TN Association of Conservation District Convention.

Carol Edwards receiving 2014 award

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