The Natural Resources District, NRD, is a unique system built to conserve, sustain, and improve natural resources and the environment. In 1972, NRD’s were developed per watershed basins, instead of by political boundaries. This system provided a more efficient management strategy, solving the issues of overlapping authorities and lack of funds. Each District is governed by a locally elected Board of Directors, which ensures that local issues and concerns are addressed.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are dictated from 6 subdistricts plus one member at large. Every two years different sub districts hold an election, leading to a director carrying a term for four years.
Subdistricts are divided based on population for proper representation; to be considered a person must be a registered voter, submit a letter of desire, and reside in the sub district needing appointment. Monthly meetings are held to sufficiently discuss and manage resources.