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

Monday through Friday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm


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 15

February 19

March 21

April 16

May 21

June 17

July 16

August 20

September 17

October 15

November 18

December 17

What's Happening To My Trees?

tree diseases

Oak Tree





Emerald Ash Borer

What's Happening...

Kris & Scott Mostrom

2019 Outstanding Conservationists

Welcome Bryanna

Bryanna Grefthen joined the SWCD staff as the District Technician in September 2019.  She is originally from Gatzke, MN, and attended Grygla High School.  Bryanna obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota-Crookston.  Her previous work experience includes an internship with the Red Lake Watershed District and working as a Laboratory Analyst at RMB Environmental Laboratory in Detroit Lakes.

In her spare time, Bryanna enjoys hunting, fishing, watching football, and spending time with family, friends and her dog, Brownie.  She looks forward to meeting new people in the community and participating in the different conservation programs that the Pennington SWCD has to offer.


In September, nine townships in Pennington County reported over seven inches of rain.   

The average rainfall across the county 

for the month was 7.39 inches.

2019 Rainfall Totals