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
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, WACD Executive Director Tom Salzer testified in opposition to House Bill 2415 (conforming elections for certain special districts with Title 29A RCW). The Washington Association of Conservation Districts opposed HB 2415 because we are deeply concerned about the unintended consequences of this proposed legislation. [caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click the image… [...]Continue Reading
Do you know what a tardigrade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Washington State’s official micro-animal thanks to a partnership between students at Friday Harbor High School, Riverday School in Spokane, Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and Katie… [...]Continue Reading
The Palouse Conservation District third Annual Alternative Cropping Symposium will be Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Gladish Community Center’s View Room in Pullman. Giving producers the opportunity to learn from other farmers on the Palouse, this event will focus on promoting healthy soils and profitable farming. Other topics that will be covered include cover cropping,… [...]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.