Conservation Commission News

Find Out What's Happening in the Conservation Commission

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.

Centennial farm in Cowiche Valley preserved, securing heritage and natural resource value

Located just outside the communities of Tieton and Cowiche, one of Washington’s Centennial Farms will be protected forever from development.

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New! Central Elected Commission Member Position

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.

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State Conservation Commission makes changes to improve conservation district election clarity, accountability

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.

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Livestock in urgent need of feed and hay following wildfires — how you can help

Among the many losses caused by recent wildfires, several thousand acres of ranchland in Central and Eastern Washington burned. Donations of feed and hay are being accepted by various organizations around the region to support the livestock that survived.

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Celebrating 80 years of conservation

Read about featured accomplishments from our 80th year and highlights from each of Washington's 45 conservation districts in our 2019 Annual Report.

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Conservation Commission office closed, all staff working remotely

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) office is closed, and staff is working remotely until further notice. Our staff also will avoid in-person meetings and travel.

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