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
A governmental body dedicated to protecting dirt and other natural resources is holding an election Feb. 2. Barring a dark horse write-in campaign, the sole candidate for an open elected position on the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s board of supervisors is a shoo-in for the unique election. Yet any registered voter in Island County is… [...]Continue Reading
The Washington Department of Ecology is proposing grants and loans to five Whitman County projects focused on water quality, including $1.5 million for the Palouse Conservation District. The department is exploring awarding $282 million total to projects across the state. Final funding is contingent on approval in the state’s 2021-23 biennial budget. The Palouse Conservation… [...]Continue Reading
The Skagit Conservation District is seeking a forester This position requires a solid background in natural resources management and a technical degree in a compatible field of study from an accredited institution in forestry, natural resource management, environmental science, or a closely related field with an emphasis on forestry. Also required is demonstrated experience and… [...]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.