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
Two vegetated areas near Garrison Creek now can be used as living classrooms for students and enjoyed by others. The Walla Walla County Conservation District and Washington Conservation Corps recently cleared trash, sediment, blackberry brambles and reed canary grass near Garrison and Pioneer middle schools, said Lynda Oosterhuis, county Conservation District resource technician. Read more… [...]Continue Reading
The next WACD Board of Directors Meeting will be held at the WACD Plant Materials Center (PMC) in Bow on June 25th starting at 8:00 AM. June 25th Board Agenda Meeting materials will be posted as they become available. [...]Continue Reading
Washington state crossed a milestone on May 1st. For the first time, women simultaneously held all four leadership positions within the state's conservation partnership — Executive Director Carol Smith of the State Conservation Commission, State Conservationist Roylene Rides-at-the-Door for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and President Jeanette Dorner and Executive Director Patricia Hickey… [...]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.