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 November 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) adopted a proclamation designating the month of November as Native American Heritage Month: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) hereby proclaims and acknowledges that the history of Washington State continues to be influenced… [...]Continue Reading
Do you enjoy rural living, wild places, family farms, challenging politics, and big conservation opportunities? Do you have leadership abilities, experience with rural land protection, and fundraising expertise? Do you care deeply for the land and communities of north-central Washington? The Okanogan Land Trust is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive… [...]Continue Reading
On November 16, 2020, the WACD Board of Directors voted to adopt a new strategic plan. This plan has been under development throughout calendar year 2020. WACD board members, WACD staff, and a working group of conservation district representatives worked together to craft the new plan. The resulting plan provides a strong framework for building… [...]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.