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 a recent episode, Clark Conservation District's work with the April Joy Farm was showcased in how CDs serve small farms in more urban areas amid pressure from encroaching development. Please click on the video to begin playback. [su_vimeo url="https://vimeo.com/240528709" autoplay="yes"] [...]Continue Reading
"Shellfish growers rely on healthy waters to grow healthy shellfish. We visit Dungeness Bay and see how it is being restored by Clallam Conservation District and the Clallam Tribe from pollution, by bringing together tribal members, farmers and homeowners to voluntarily improve the bay." - Courtesy of Washington Grown. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcJvpUbdVw" responsive="no"] [...]Continue Reading
"Jim Neff worked with the [Skagit] Conservation District to create buffers on his land to protect watershed. Learn how farmers and ranchers partner with conservation districts to be the best stewards of the land." -Courtesy of Washington Grown. [su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evmaehuBHFs"] [...]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.