Howard Soil & Water Conservation District

Sam Franzen

NRCS Soil Conservationist

Neil Shaffer

Watershed Project Coordinator

Shannon Hurd

IDALS Conservation Assistant

Dalton Nelson

Conservation Technician (part-time)

Kayla Sebastian


Shereen Ries

NRCS Soil Conservation Technician

Laura Ellingson

Conservation Technician

Hunter Slifka

Watershed Project Coordinator

Harlan Hickle


Mike Lewis


Corey Brink

NRCS District Conservationist 

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

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

Brian Hrdlicka


Bart Wilson


Jess Stevens

NRCS Soil Conservationist