The Utah Conservation Commission is taking nominations for three of the five elected board positions on each of the 38 local conservation districts across the state.

These boards provide Utahns the opportunity for local direction of federal and state natural resource conservation programs as they impact private lands. They also impact conservation activities on public lands.

Conservation districts are unique, limited-purpose local government entities and political subdivisions of the state with authority from Utah laws. They are governed by a board of five people elected by their peers in a special election conducted by mail. Board members serve a four-year term.

Conservation district board member candidates are nominated locally, either by a nominating committee or by public petition. Candidates must be at least 18 and be a resident of the conservation district in which they will serve. Three of the five board members must be operators of private agricultural land.

For more information, go to ag.utah.gov/conservatio/soilcons.html.