Grant Programs

Our grant programs are designed to engage people to help keep our natural resources and working lands healthy for all. Services are often delivered by conservation districts.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

CREP is a joint federal and state funded program that restores streamside habitat for salmon and protects that habitat for 10-15 years.

Natural Resource Investments

Conservation districts use Natural Resource Investments to offer local, incentive-based programs that empower landowners to voluntarily install best management practices.

Shellfish Program

Using  a targeted approach to invest in projects voluntarily installed by conservation districts and landowners, the Shellfish Program builds cumulative results for shellfish recovery.

Disaster Assistance Program

Do you own/rent a farm or ranch in Whatcom County that was impacted by flooding in November 2021? Limited state funding is available to reimburse up to 75% of eligible damages or losses.

Riparian Plant Propagation Program

Funded by a $1.3 million annual budget, this program is designed to address the shortage of native trees and shrubs available for riparian habitat restoration by helping to increase  availability.

Sustainable Farms and Field

SFF makes it easier and more affordable for farmers and ranchers to implement climate-smart practices and projects that increase carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  

Irrigation Efficiencies Program

IEGP restores instream flows in rivers and streams determined to not have enough water for natural resources. Offering up to 85 percent of costs for water-saving irrigation systems.

Salmon Recovery Funding

The Salmon Recovery Funding Program is a new program in 2022, funded by the Legislature, that encourages incentive programs focusing on landowner projects for the restoration of salmon habitat.