Get To Know The SCD

The Board of Supervisors

We are governed by a Board of Supervisors dedicated to conservation partnerships with producers. The current board members are as follows


Jay Gudajtes

Joel Hylden

Brent Riskey


Jacob Suda

Allen Zidon

Elections take place during the County Election. Election information is available from the county auditor. Any person interested in learning more about our board is welcome to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the SCD office starting at 8:00 am.  These meetings are open to the public and include regular attendees from other agencies, including Extension and NRCS, as well as commissioner Dennis Skorheim.

We regret that, with moving our office and staff adjustments, we are unable to hold our Annual Soil Conservation District Meeting this spring, but will be back on track soon.

Normally the achievement winner for conservation practices would be honored at this meeting. For 2022, we are pleased to announce Mark Bennington Farms as the conservation district overall achievement winner for Walsh County.

Our Staff: Hard working and down to earth. That is another thing you can expect from us! Let our staff visit you in the field or at the kitchen table. Our door is always open to you and we are just a phone call away!

We are very pleased to announce new staff in 2023:

Joshua Anderson, District Conservation Manager

Brandon Mathiason, Business Operations Manager

Janet Dvorak, Office Assistant

(More information to come).

History of The Soil Conservation District

There used to be two conservation districts in Walsh County, and that continued until the end of the 20th century. This map was published as part of the 10th Anniversary Report provided by the Three Rivers Soil Conservation District in cir. 1952. The board was based out of Grafton. The rest of the county not shown on this map was part of the Walsh County Soil Conservation District, which was governed by its own board and based out of Park River.

Click here to download a PDF of the full Three Rivers SCD report from 1952.

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