Due to COVID-19, the Okanogan CD office is not open to drop in visitors. Please call or email us for an appointment.
At the Okanogan Conservation District, we are here to help you find solutions that work best for you and the places you care for. Our conservation education and planning services are provided without charge to property owners and tenants within Okanogan Conservation District boundaries. We are a non-regulatory agency and working with us is completely voluntary. Contact us today. We'd love to hear about your conservation goals!
What People Say About Okanogan CD
"My favorite thing about the Okanogan Conservation District is the leadership that has been demonstrated in times that have been the most challenging for the community. They truly care about and know the communities across Okanogan County"
"Thank you for, once again, providing a fun and informational learning experience for our 2nd graders. They come away from your activities with new knowledge and they talked about your lessons for several days."
Contact our office. We'll put you in touch with one of our conservation planners to discuss your natural resource ideas or concerns and to schedule an initial site visit to your property.
At the site visit, a planner will ask about your goals, do an initial inventory of the resources on your property, and listen to your natural resources concerns and ideas about conservation actions.
After the site visit, you decide the next step. For many, that's a detailed project plan with recommendations for specific practices to address the resource concerns. In some cases, a planner can find funding for cost-share to help pay for the project.
How does conservation project planning work?
What is "cost-share"?
Cost-share means what it says: sharing the cost of project that makes our entire community better. The landowner agrees to contribute a percentage of the time and/or materials it takes to make the project happen. To receive cost-share funds, a landowner must get approval from Okanogan CD before any work happens. In other words, we can't pay you for work you've already done, no matter how exceptional. Cost-share funds come from both public and private sources, depending on the project.