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.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Kamm Creek Tree Planting

With assistance from Whatcom Conservation District, a farmer enrolled 7.6 acres in CREP planted 3,650 seedlings along 4,500 feet of Kamm Creek. Kamm Creek is a lowland stream in the Nooksack Basin that provides critical spawning and rearing habitat for salmon. The blue tubes in the photo above indicate trees planted along the creek. Learn more about the project on page 60 of this report and by watching this short video by Whatcom Family Farmers.

More Community Stories:

Clallam Conservation District
Partnership Leads to Salmon Recovery Success
Full Story
Mason Conservation District
Gosnell Creek Farm and Habitat Improvement Project
Full Story
Snohomish Conservation District
Strengthening the Resilience of the Local Farming Community in Snohomish County
Full Story
Jefferson County Conservation District
Chimacum Creek Flow Enhancement Project
Full Story