The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) works to conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington state, through voluntary and incentive-based programs, in collaboration with conservation districts and other partners.
SCC is the coordinating state agency for all 45 conservation districts (CDs) in Washington State. Together, the SCC and CDs provide voluntary, incentive-based programs that empower people to practice conservation and ensure healthy natural resources and agriculture for all.
To conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington state, through voluntary and incentive-based programs, in collaboration with conservation districts and other partners.
Our state shall have healthy soils, water, air, and ecosystems, and sustainable human interaction with these resources, including viable agriculture and forestry.
The State Conservation Commission and districts are recognized as trusted partners who promote voluntary stewardship and accomplish natural resource goals.
The Commission consists of a 10-member governing board representing Governor appointees, other state agencies, and conservation districts. Our staff carries out the direction of the board, provides direct service to conservation districts, and coordinates the work of the Commission and districts with other natural resource and agricultural partners. While our headquarters office is located in Lacey, we have agency staff in communities around the state, including: Okanogan, Spokane, Goldendale, and Yakima.