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.

Board Meeting Dates
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

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**

The Pennington SWCD Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly Board Meeting at the Pennington County Government Center, Room A, and via

Zoom Video Conferencing on

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

October 21

November 18

December 16

What's Happening...

Announcing our
2021 Outstanding Conservationist:


Joel Stolaas

Congratulations to Our
2021 Rural Beautification Award Winners:


Mike and Kami Spears
From Rocksbury Township

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”

2021 Rainfall Totals

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

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.

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