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 school, most of us learned about the Dust Bowl that swept the southern plain states in the 1930s. But did you know, Washington has vulnerable regions as well? One of them is the rural, mostly agricultural, Horse Heaven Hills area. It hides in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, receiving only nine inches of precipitation a… [...]Continue Reading
King Conservation District (KCD) will be holding its annual Board Supervisor election in March to fill an open Board of Supervisors seat. The 2021 election has attracted an unprecedented nine candidates for the position. Brittany Bush Bollay, Kali Clark, John Comerford, Daryl Delaurenti, Wayne Gullstad, Doug Hennick, Natalie Reber, Melissa Tatro, and David Toledo are… [...]Continue Reading
We are moving! WACD recently surveyed members about our weekly "5 Things" newsletter and the responses were clear: make it shorter and make it longer. This presented WACD with a conundrum. How could we satisfy the group asking for more brevity and the group asking for us to continue, and even increase, the amount of… [...]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.