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
In springtime especially, farmers are applying manure to their crop fields. While some local farm types, such as dairy, are regulated on manure use, others farm types are not. The Whatcom Conservation District is launching a public education campaign called “Manure Matters.” It will provide information on the steps farmers must take to protect water… [...]Continue Reading
Maybe not complete victory — but significant success. That’s the mood of those involved in cleaning up the weed-infested Loomis Lake. Concerns about the potential loss of the Long Beach Peninsula’s largest inland lake for recreation and fears about falling property values were among spurs to action, which has taken place over the past five… [...]Continue Reading
There’s nothing that speaks more to a third-grader’s heart than a big green John Deere tractor. Third-graders from all over the Kittitas County stared in awe at a harvesting tractor as tall as a house and learned about farming culture at the 18th annual Elementary Agriculture Appreciation Day at the county fairgrounds in Ellensburg on… [...]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.