NRS Chapter 548 Conservation General Provisions
Conservation districts are subdivisions of state government. Each district is governed by a board of six or more supervisors. Supervisors are locally elected residents who serve without pay. Five are elected by local citizens, and others are appointed by a city and the counties in the district as their representatives.
The function of a Conservation District: To take available technical, financial and education resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water and related resources.