The goal of tribal conservation districts is to set local priorities for conservation and ensure sustainable use of natural resources for subsistence, economic opportunity, resource development, and cultural preservation.

Providing a Voice

TCDs provide a voice and cultural leadership in addressing and prioritizing natural resource concerns within a defined area.

Nation to nation relationship

TCDs work with the United States Department of Agriculture in strengthening our government-to-government relationship with the United States government.


TCDs provide access to federal conservation programs assisting in managing our lands based on traditional cultural practices.

technical support

TCDs provide technical, financial, and educational assistance in addressing the resource needs of our traditional lands.