The Riley County Conservation District is a governmental subdivision of the State of Kansas, and a public body corporate and politic. The District receives funding from Riley County, the State of Kansas, occasional grants and through fund raising activities.
RCCD was organized in June 1948. The governing body of a Conservation District consists of five elected district supervisors, who meet regularly to review the business of the office and to make conservation decisions for the county with the technical advice of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The supervisors donate many hours of their time, receive no compensation for services, but are entitled to travel expenses related to their duties.
Employees are hired by the Board to meet with customers, develop conservation plans, contract for assistance, layout and check work in the field, educate and represent their interests, and to run the day to day business of the District. RCCD has historically employed a District Manager and Water Quality / Buffer Coordinators. Recent budget cuts have reduced the staffing.