The following printable fact sheets describe how the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and conservation districts are turning state investment in natural resources and viable farmland into action on the ground.
A quick overview of some of the services offered by Washington’s conservation districts and how they may be able to help you.
Conserving natural resources on private lands, in collaboration with conservation districts and other partners.
Examples of how the critical partnerships between the SCC, conservation districts, and tribes have enhanced the value and impact of conservation programs and services.
This technical arm of the Washington State Conservation Commission helps conservation district staff deliver consistent, high-quality service and natural resource results.
General information about program design and achievements.
Re-enrollment information for landowners whose CREP contracts are approaching expiration.
Information for landowners interested in learning more about CREP enrollment.
Summary of grant funding awarded in June 2018 to projects that aim to find environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions for turning dairy waste into marketable by-products.
Highlights conservation district projects funded through this SCC program to help landowners and cooperators recover losses to natural resources and agriculture that occurred during the 2014-16 wildfires.
Summary of results from SCC Firewise Grant Program that funded conservation districts to help landowners and communities implement local Firewise activities.
Project map, photos, and metrics highlighting accomplishments made through the Firewise Program in state fiscal year 2017.
A bridge between irrigated agriculture, salmon, and the community.
Project map and summary of accomplishments made through IEGP in fiscal year 2018 and since its inception.
Highlights of conservation district work with livestock owners on farm-friendly management practices that protect and improve water quality (2019-2021).
Project map, photos, and metrics highlighting accomplishments made through the Natural Resource Investments Program in state fiscal year 2019.
Linking you to preservation and conservation of local agricultural lands.
Summary of program accomplishments from fiscal year 2018, including completion of agricultural conservation easements in partnership with North Yakima Conservation District.
Using the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) as an example, this 11×8.5 fact sheet shows how conservation districts across the state contribute to orca and salmon recovery. It includes a map of priority Chinook stock basins for Southern Resident killer whales, which stretch across Washington.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program or RCPP is a Farm Bill program that awards federal funding to projects where multiple partners invest in cooperative action to solve natural resource issues in targeted areas.
Shellfish Program – 2019-21 Accomplishments: Project map, photos, and metrics highlighting accomplishments made through the Shellfish Program during the 2019-21 biennium.
Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) is a grant program for conservation districts and public entities that 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.
Examples of completed, ongoing, and planned projects implemented by conservation districts using funding from the SCC Shellfish Grant Program.
Provides a graphic and description of technical assistance steps that must occur before ground breaks on a conservation project, demonstrating why financial support is important for this foundation of conservation district work.
General introduction to VSP, a collaborative process that helps Washington communities ensure healthy landscapes and strong farms for the future.
Introduction to VSP, including a “what does VSP mean for me?” section for farm landowners.