Conservation Success Stories

The Conservation Commission and conservation districts integrate  science, technology, and effective strategies for engaging people into our  voluntary solutions. This helps us build community around conservation and  deliver multi-benefit results. You’ll find examples of these solutions—and  the results we’ve been able to celebrate with participating landowners and  partners—in these community success stories.

Clallam Conservation District: Re-opening shellfish beds in Dungeness Bay

Between 2000-03, over 1,700 acres of shellfish harvest area in Dungeness Bay were downgraded due to bacterial pollution.Commercial shellfish production became almost nonexistent. Today, thanks to a voluntary and community-driven effort to identify and correct sources of water pollution, the Bay has seen improvements and re-openings of shellfish harvest areas.

More Community Stories:

Clallam Conservation District
Partnership Leads to Salmon Recovery Success
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Mason Conservation District
Gosnell Creek Farm and Habitat Improvement Project
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Whatcom Conservation District
Kamm Creek Tree Planting
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Snohomish Conservation District
Strengthening the Resilience of the Local Farming Community in Snohomish County
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