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 July, the Washington Association of Conservation Districts published the first draft of a new strategic plan. That work came about because of member input. The first version of the draft was the result of ideas contributed by a team of folks from around Washington State. The same team has continued to refine and improve… [...]Continue Reading
This recruitment notice opens on September 16, 2020 and closes at 5:00 pm Pacific on September 30, 2020. Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week Salary: $50,000.00 -$60,000.00 per annum (depending on qualifications) Benefits: Retirement plan (PERS) including employer match through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. Medical insurance premiums through the public Washington State… [...]Continue Reading
This position involves the application of engineering principles to protect and enhance natural resources primarily within Skagit and Snohomish Conservation Districts and under the supervision of a Professional Engineer. The position could be based out of either office, which will be discussed during interviews. The Engineer-In-Training will assist conservation district planners and engineers in the… [...]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.