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.
The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is seeking comments on the proposed Riparian Grant programmatic guidelines, as well as the draft application and reporting questions. Comments are due by Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.
The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is in the process of developing a Request for Proposals for the development of anaerobic digesters at dairies and is requesting information from the vendor community. RFI responses are due by November 20, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
The work group is up and running! Check out updates and access meeting notes.
Funding is available for Washington conservation districts to address unhealthy forests and build greater community resiliency to wildfire.
Join us for this live webinar and Q&A on Friday, October 6th @ 9 a.m. Dani Gelardi of the Washington State Department of Agriculture will provide an overview of soil carbon in agriculture, with an emphasis on our current scientific understanding.
SoilCon Field Day, hosted by the Washington Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI) and WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, took folks into the field for hands-on soil health learning. This year attendees got to see a biochar kiln in action thanks to the Skagit CD and Sustainable Farms and Fields program.
Disaster Assistance Program draft guidelines are available for review. Please submit comments by Sept. 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
Draft Irrigation Efficiencies Grants Program (IEGP) guidelines are now available for review and comment. To ensure an inclusive and collaborative process, we are inviting all districts and stakeholders to participate in a 45-day review period. Comments due by Sept. 11, 2023 at 5 p.m.
The Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) Program was featured in two publications in June, highlighting work by Lewis County and Stevens conservation districts.
SCC is conducting a competitive solicitation to award contracts to purchase riparian native plants through the Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP). The deadline for submitting bids is July 14, 2023. Interested bidders are welcome to join a pre-bid video conference on June 15 at 11:30 a.m.
Updated Shellfish Program guidelines are now available from the State Conservation Commission (SCC) for review and comment. SCC will host a listening session on June 8, 10 – 11a.m. for the 14 conservation districts that receive or potentially will receive shellfish funding. Please join us!
The Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) is in the process of developing specifications for services to provide an affordability analysis for conservation easements and is requesting input from the vendor community.
Sustainable Farms and Fields Program Manager, Karen Hills, wrote an article about SFF that was featured in the March Washington Soil Health Initiative Newsletter, describing the launch of the program and funded projects for the first funding cycle. You can find the article here.
SCC is issuing a Request for Information to gather relevant information needed for SCC to issue an initial limited-scope Request for Proposals, with an end date of June 30, 2023.
SCC in partnership with the Washington State Food Policy Forum, has awarded $55,000 in grants to 11 conservation districts statewide to strengthen our food system.
This round of funding is open to Washington conservation districts to support the creation, improvement, and expansion of holding facilities to cultivate native trees and shrubs for riparian restoration projects.
The Washington State Conservation Commission's (SCC) new climate-friendly program, the Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) program, is open for applications from public entities. SFF is accepting applications from entities that will help farmers and ranchers participate in activities that sequester carbon or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide.
The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is seeking comments from conservation districts on proposed Salmon Recovery Funding Guidelines. This funding was received from the Washington State Legislature for the fiscal years 2021-23.
Funding from the State Conservation Commission will support food security and food systems across the state. The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC), in partnership with the Washington State Food Policy Forum, has awarded $48,500 in grants to 10 conservation districts statewide to strengthen our food system, especially in underserved and under-resourced communities.
The Washington State Legislature has appropriated $300,000 to The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and Whatcom Conservation District (Whatcom CD) through grants to help with the economic recovery of Whatcom County farmers and ranchers who experienced property damage or economic loss due to the November 2021 floods.
Located just outside the communities of Tieton and Cowiche, one of Washington’s Centennial Farms will be protected forever from development.