Rattlesnake Mountain by Melissa Pierce, Benton Conservation District

Washington State Conservation Commission

Working with You for Healthy Natural Resources & Farmland

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

Our Programs

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

Our Programs

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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Welcome to the Washington State Conservation Commission

We collaborate with conservation districts & regional partners to conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington State.

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

COVID-19 Response: The Conservation Commission office is closed, and our staff is working remotely. If you are a Conservation District, access COVID-19 resources here.

Centennial farm in Cowiche Valley preserved, securing heritage and natural resource value

Located just outside the communities of Tieton and Cowiche, one of Washington’s Centennial Farms will be protected forever from development.

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New! Central Elected Commission Member Position

Due to the declared COVID-19 pandemic emergency, the Commission has adopted a Temporary Interpretive Statement 20-01 describing the process of the district representative to the Commission to accommodate for the WACD annual meeting being held virtually. For 2020 there will be one district elected position on the Conservation Commission up for election this year - the Central Washington district representative.

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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.

Conserving Washington’s Lands Together Through:


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


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


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

Clark Conservation District: Empowering urban/small acreage farms