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Federal and State Policy

Conservation districts work locally but recognize that some issues require state, regional, or national coordination. WACD works to include conservation districts in natural resources policies where appropriate and to increase the awareness of their work.


Each year the conservation districts of Washington gather in Olympia for Legislative Days, educating legislators on the natural resources issues in their communities and the effect of state policy on the work of conservation districts.

Important documents for the 2024 Legislative Session:

Conservation Commission Supplemental Budget Request - Technical Assistance

Conservation Commission Supplemental Budget Request - RCPP Matching Funds

WACD 2024 Legislative Priorities:

2024 WACD Legislative Priorities-FINAL.pdf

Discover more background about the effectiveness of conservation districts in addressing natural resource challenges through the Washington State Conservation Commission’s fact sheets!