Mission Statement

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

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Pennington SWCD does not and shall not discriminate in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for anyone participating in our programs.

Pennington County

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
Phone

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 Thursday of each month  

1 p.m.

USDA Service Center

Conference Room

Thief River Falls, MN

Board Meeting Dates

January 21

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

February 18

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

March 18

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

April 8

Pennington SWCD Planning Meeting was held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

April 15

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

May 20

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

June 17

Held at the American Legion and via Zoom Video Conferencing

July 15

Held at the Pennington County Government Center and via Zoom Video Conferencing

August 19

Held at the Pennington County Government Center and via Zoom Video Conferencing

 

September 16

Held at the Pennington County Government Center and via Zoom Video Conferencing

October 21

Held at the Pennington County Government Center and via Zoom Video Conferencing

November 18

Held at the Pennington County Government Center and via Zoom Video Conferencing

**December 16**

The Pennington SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly Board Meeting in the Red Lake Watershed District Meeting Room and via

Zoom Video Conferencing on

Thursday, December 16th, starting at 1 p.m.

Please contact Donna Christianson at 218-683-7075 to obtain the Zoom link information.

Click the button above for real-time

water data information nation wide.

COVID-19 UPDATE!

Our supervisors and staff want to assure you we are taking every precaution necessary to help keep you safe and control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Please be aware, our office is currently closed to the public but you can still reach us by phone (218-683-7075 or 218-681-1612).

For more information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family click here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this uncertain and constantly changing time.

What's Happening...

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND:

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend learning about communication, relationship building, handling stress, problem solving, resources, and just enjoying some good old down time networking with other couples.  The event will be held at the C'mon Inn on February 11-12, 2022.  Registration is $100.00 per couple.  For more information, contact Leah Bischof at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com.  The registration form can be downloaded below:

The Importance of Natural Resources

The "Introduction to Agriculture" class at Northland Community & Technical College is learning about the importance of natural resources. Agriculture instructor, Carr Smeby, and his class braved the cold for a water monitoring session at the Golf Course Bridge with our staff. Students learned about why water monitoring is so important and observed how field measurements and water samples are taken.

Announcing our
2021 Outstanding Conservationist:


Joel Stolaas

MDA Noxious Weed Inventory Announcement

Pennington SWCD received an additional grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to complete the mapped inventory of noxious weeds in Pennington County.

The most observed noxious plants thus far include Common Tansy, Spotted Knapweed, Leafy Spurge, European Buckthorn, and Canada Thistle. If you find these plants or other invasive species, please report them either online at EDDMaps.org or by notifying the Pennington SWCD. If you need help identifying these weeds, check out the MDA website for identification characteristics as well as guidance for how to prevent or treat these invasive plants.

Remember to avoid mowing once the seed is present and to always dispose of noxious weeds properly to reduce the risk of further invasion. Noxious weeds can negatively impact our natural environment and native species, affecting not only our recreational activities, such as hunting, but also on cropland and pasture productivity.

“Funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant”

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2021 Rainfall Totals

Click here to check out Pennington County's  30-year average rainfall.

Flood Hazard Information

*Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps:

https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/

*Interactive map for the preliminary floodplain boundary:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e7a7dc3ebd7f4ad39bb8e485bb64ce44

Click Here to View FEMA's:

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201 Sherwood Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN  56701
218-683-7075