Conservation districts in the United States trace their formation to the 1930s, when national attention was focused on the crisis of the Dust Bowl.  Congress passed Public Law 46 in 1935, declaring soil and water conservation a national policy, and in l937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that states allow landowners to form soil and water conservation districts.  Today, there are close to 3000 conservation districts across the country.

The Montgomery County Soil Conservation District (MCSCD) is one of 95 districts in Tennessee established under Tennessee State Code – 43-14-218.  Local districts are responsible for conservation programs within their counties. A Board of Supervisors, five local residents who are recommended by a local nominating committee and appointed by the State Soil Conservation Committee, administers each district.

1945 SCD BoardThe MCSCD was chartered September 20, 1944 by founding board members James G. Childers, Cuyler Dunbar, David Hinton, Banks Batson and James W. Cross, Jr.



Jim Alley – Member

Richard Davis – Member

Cody Greene – Vice Chairman

Johnny Head – Chairman

Paul McKinney – Treasurer


Nancy Holt, Administrative Assistant – nlholt@mcgtn.net

Louis Boyd, District Technician – louis.boyd@tn.nacdnet.net


Janet Coleman, Soil Conservationist – janet.coleman@usda.gov

Kevin Hart, District Conservationist – kevin.m.hart@usda.gov


Office (931) 368-0252 x 3

25 Jefferson Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

Hours   Mon.- Fri. 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

*Since this office makes field visits it may be necessary to make an appointment depending on your circumstance.


Conservation Districts in Every County!

Each county in Tennessee has a Soil Conservation District employee.  We are always hard at work in several different areas to serve the landowners and farm operators in natural resources & agricultural conservation.