We support our state’s 45 conservation districts and design solutions that meet state and local natural resource needs.
Our conservation programs empower people to voluntarily take actions that keep natural resources and farmland healthy for all.
Trusted, community-based hubs of expertise and funding that work with people to achieve natural resource and land use goals.
We collaborate with conservation districts & regional partners to conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington State.
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 office is closed, and our staff is working remotely. If you are a Conservation District, access COVID-19 resources here.
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.Learn More
At their September 17 meeting, members of the Washington State Conservation Commission unanimously voted to make several changes to state regulations for conservation district elections. Changes are designed to improve accountability and make things more clear for candidates and voters.Learn More
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.
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.
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.