The Anoka Conservation District (ACD) is a non-regulatory county level subdivision of state government. ACD provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to manage natural resources in a way that conserves and improves soil and water resources. When established in 1946 under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103C, ACD largely worked with agricultural producers but has since evolved to serve the changing demographics of the county. With very little agriculture remaining in the county, ACD provides assistance to landowners on all sized properties and helps other local governments plan and implement wise resource management strategies.

The guiding mission and policies of the district are established by a board of five elected supervisors and implemented by a staff that ranges from seven to nine full and part time employees (more information about the staff and board of supervisors can be found in their respective sections).