What We Do
WACD, through the work of its leadership, professional staff and members, provides support to Washington State’s 45 conservation districts.
WACD works with partners and members to value and preserve the state's agricultural resources.Learn More
Conservation districts around the state provide technical and financial assistance to forest landowners.Learn More
WACD supports efforts to protect Washington's water resources for multiple benefits.Learn More
Enhancing critical habitat for our state's diverse wildlife is an important focus of conservation district work.Learn More
Providing technical and financial assistance to urban/suburban residents is a high priority for many conservation districts.Learn More
WACD is committed to partnering with tribes and NGOs.Learn More
At the beginning of May, Grant County Conservation District and Moses Lake Watershed Council teamed up to address the problem of blue-green algae in Moses Lake. The pair of organizations received a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology and enlisted a commercial netter from the Tri-Cities to remove carp from the lake. The project… [...]Continue Reading
By Congressman Dan Newhouse, WA-4 For generations, farmers and ranchers in Central Washington have understood that in order to continue their important job of feeding the world, we must work together to conserve one of our most precious assets: our land. Much of the land is rich with fertile soil, making it one of the… [...]Continue Reading
The WACD Board of Directors has voted to hold the 2020 WACD annual conference as a remote/virtual event with the 2021 conference to be a more traditional, in-person event. WACD faces a potential contract penalty if we cancel our contract for the 2020 annual conference, but due to concerns about COVID-19, an in-person conference is… [...]Continue Reading
People are the key to conservation district success, whether serving as officials on district boards of directors or volunteering in a river cleanup. Local people offer extensive expertise and personal interest regarding the best ways to take care of their own natural resources. This effective management of natural resources at the local level reduces the need for outside intervention and regulation.
Supervisors are the volunteer public officials overseeing the work of each district and identifying local natural resources needs as well as priorities in their communities.
Districts need help with everything from planting seedlings in wetland restoration projects to filing in the office. Contact your district to let them know you are willing to help.
You can improve your corner of the world by composting food scraps and lawn clippings in your backyard, conserving green areas in your urban neighborhood. Ask your district for assistance.