Mission Statement

To provide landowners and other agencies with technical assistance in identifying and improving resource issues.


Pennington County is situated among the prairies and farmland of the Red River Basin in northwest Minnesota. The County has a population of about 13,500 with the City of Thief River Falls as the county seat. Other communities within the county include Goodridge and St. Hilaire.

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    M-Th

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    F        

SWCD: 218-683-7075

NRCS: 218-681-1612

Board Meetings

Third Tuesday of each month  

9 a.m.

USDA Service Center

Conference Room

Thief River Falls, MN

Board Meeting Dates

January 21

February 18

March 17

April 21

May 19

June 16

July 21

August 18

September 15

October 20

November 17

December 15

What's Happening...

Order your trees today!

The Pennington SWCD is currently taking orders for trees, protector tubes, and matting for the 2020 spring season.  Order forms are available in our office, in our newsletter, or you can print out the form attached here.  Please call our office at 218-683-7075 with any questions you may have.

Have fun and stay safe 

this winter!

**Buffer Cost Share Available**

Pennington SWCD has financial assistance available for landowners to reach compliance with the Buffer Law.  For more information, call the Pennington SWCD office at 218-683-7075.