Shannon Hurd


Kurt Hoeft

NRCS District Conservationist

Howard and Mitchell counties

Hunter Slifka

HSWCD Technician


Front row L-R: Glen Pietan, Harlan Hickle, Irene Lund (assistant)

Back row: Bart Wilson, Rex Kleckner (assistant), Mike Lewis, Mike Natvig

The Howard Soil & Water Conservation District is made up of five locally elected residents of Howard County who serve as volunteers providing local program guidance to solve natural resource concerns within the district.

The commissioner meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month and are open to the public. Check our facebook page for meeting dates/times.

Field Office Staff

Shereen Ries

NRCS Soil Conservation Technician

Neil Shaffer

HSWCD Project Coordinator

Matt Frana

NRCS Soil Conservationist

Mitchell and Howard counties