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Washington State Conservation Commission

Working with you for healthy natural resources and farmland

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About the Conservation Commission

We support our state’s 45 conservation districts and design solutions that meet state and local natural resource needs.

Who We Are
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Our Programs

Our conservation programs empower people to voluntarily take actions that keep natural resources and farmland healthy for all.

Our Programs
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What are Conservation Districts?

Trusted, community-based hubs of expertise and funding that work with people to achieve natural resource and land use goals.

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Conservation Commission News

Interested in learning more about conservation in Washington State? Our news announcements connect you with stories about recent conservation work, important updates from our office, and upcoming opportunities for you to get involved.

COVID-19 Response

The Conservation Commission main office is open. We recommend scheduling an appointment in advance. Our staff has busy work schedules, and many continue to telework. Appointments help us ensure the appropriate team member is available when you stop by. Learn more.

If you are a Conservation District, access COVID-19 resources here.

New grant program for Whatcom County farmers and ranchers impacted by floods

The Washington State Legislature has appropriated $300,000 to The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and Whatcom Conservation District (Whatcom CD) through grants to help with the economic recovery of Whatcom County farmers and ranchers who experienced property damage or economic loss due to the November 2021 floods.

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Chris Pettit named executive director of Conservation Commission

During the Jan. 2022 business meeting, Chris Pettit was announced as the new executive director for the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC). Pettit is skilled in environmental policy and law, water resources, land use, government relations, and public administration, among many other issues relevant to the agency’s work in Washington.

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Find Your Conservation District in Washington State

Use our interactive map to locate the district nearest you!

Washington conservation districts help people take care of everything they can see outside their windows – from farms, to forests, to urban yards, to rivers, lakes, and coastline.

Conservation Washington State Together Through:

Sustainability

We’re committed to ensuring current and future generations enjoy healthy, diverse Washington landscapes, including viable working lands.

Community

We work hard to cultivate trust and build strong partnerships around conservation efforts.

Accountability

We’re guided by clear policies and performance measures to ensure effective, efficient use of public resources.

Community Success Stories

The Conservation Commission and conservation districts integrate  science, technology, and effective strategies for engaging people into our voluntary solutions. This helps build community around conservation and  deliver multi-benefit results. You’ll find examples of these solutions — and  the results we’ve celebrated with participating landowners and  partners — in these community success stories.

Community Stories

Benton Conservation District: Conserving Water in the Columbia Basin