Lake DeSmet Conservation District

Working to conserve and enhance natural resources in Johnson County since 1946. The LDCD is located in the northern portion of Johnson County encompassing approximately 1,450,000 acres.

The Lake DeSmet Conservation District was established in 1946 as the nation saw a need for conserving soil during the dust bowl era. Over the years the need of conservation of other natural resources grew as well and the LDCD responded. The district now includes watershed planning for improving water availability and quality, wildlife habitat enhancement, integrated pest management, land use management and conservation education .


  • Operations: Be accountable for public funds. Ensure all District programs are carried out in a responsible manner.
  • Information and Education: Expand and strengthen the Districts information and education program to enhance natural resource conservation through youth and adult education via workshops, tours and informational materials.
  • Tree Program: Encourage the planting of trees to aid in the conservation of natural resources.
  • Watershed Planning: Work cooperatively with local landowners, resource agencies and groups to address water quality issues and concerns through watershed planning efforts.
  • Special Projects: Provide information and technical assistance to northern Johnson County residents who have resource concerns that are not addressed through other District programs.

Contact Lake DeSmet Conservation District

Contact Lake DeSmet Conservation District

Nikki Lohse
Conservation District Coordinator
621 West Fetterman
Buffalo, Wyoming  82834
Phone: (307) 684-2526 Ext. 101
Fax: (307) 684-5972


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Johnson County, Wyoming