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
OPALCO is clearing the right-of-way areas under power lines to protect the electrical system from outages, remove forest fuels that could feed a wildfire and improve forest health through biochar amendments to the soil. The two most recent projects on Eastman Road on Orcas Island and Squaw Bay Road on Shaw Island are excellent examples… [...]Continue Reading
A Skagit Conservation District pilot program helped 10 Skagit County farmers plant 439 acres of cover crops this fall. Cover crops are not grown for profit. They are planted after crops that are grown for profit are harvested, and help farmers maintain healthy soils and offer other benefits. Emmett Wild, senior farm planner with the… [...]Continue Reading
In fall and winter 2020, three of the state Department of Ecology Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) field crews assisted the Thurston Conservation District on a large-scale restoration project along the Skookumchuck River. The restoration project is one of five sponsored by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of the Aquatic Species Restoration Plan… [...]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.