Rattlesnake Mountain by Melissa Pierce, Benton Conservation District

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 by appointment only. Most of our staff continue to work remotely as we follow the state’s recovery plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more.

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

Conservation district photo contest captures spectrum of Washington natural resources, farmland

The SCC is pleased to announce winners and finalists of the 2021 Conservation District Photo Contest!

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Washington’s Voluntary Stewardship Program passes major milestone in protecting critical areas and farmland

All counties in Washington’s Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) are successfully using incentive-based and farm-friendly strategies to comply with state growth management requirements, according to a first-round of evaluations. This milestone is the culmination of a negotiated effort begun over 14 years ago to resolve disputes over protection of critical areas and agricultural activities.

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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

Clark Conservation District: Empowering urban/small acreage farms