The State Conservation Commission (SCC) provides resources for conservation district supervisors and staff as part of our statutory role to guide and assist conservation districts. Much of this information provided below is in consultation with legal and tax experts, but it is not legal or tax advice. The SCC encourages you to consult qualified legal and accounting professionals to address your specific circumstances. This information will be updated often – check back regularly for new or revised information.
Here you'll find links to open government trainings and video modules for your orientation. Another great way to get started in your role is by reviewing the Washington State Conservation District Supervisor Reference (updated May 2023).
Learn about the history of conservation districts nationally and in Washington State, and the unique role districts play in natural resource stewardship.
Learn about the local governance structure of conservation districts, the role and responsibilities of supervisors, district planning and operations, potential funding sources, and more.
Learn the roles, responsibilities, and opportunities related to conservation districts' key partners, including the State Conservation Commission, Washington Association of Conservation Districts, state and federal agencies, tribes, NGOs, and local government.
Provides conservation district board members the foundation of knowledge they need to govern and conduct themselves effectively as public officials.
This module covers basic principles of internal and external policy making for conservation district boards.