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Coronavirus Update

Due to the increasing risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus and the associated respiratory illness COVID-19 in Washington State, the Okanogan Conservation District is taking the following steps to reduce exposure to the virus.


  1. The USDA service center (where our office is located) will be open for telephone appointments only. Please call or email a staff person to make an appointment. Details: English  Spanish

  2. Staff may be working remotely to reduce their exposure. Phone or email will be the best way to reach staff.

  3. Okanogan CD is conducting some site visits such as wildfire risk assessments and other natural resource consultations. Staff will observe safety precautions such as masks and 6 foot distancing. 

  4. Okanogan CD will not hold public gatherings until guidance from the State of Washington changes. This includes allowing outside organizations to use our conference room.


Questions may be directed to Craig Nelson, Executive Director. (509) 422-0855 x. 110 or craig (at)


We work collaboratively with land managers to conserve natural resources in Okanogan County. We provide resource stewardship planning, conservation incentives, and education. We are non-regulatory and our services are provided free of charge to property owners and tenants within District boundaries.
We take pride in working with you to develop appropriate solutions to natural resource concerns. We have a passion for helping folks in our community.

Our job is to help you reach your conservation goals. To that end, we work on a range of natural resource conservation projects such as:

  • Voluntary Stewardship Program

  • Irrigation water management

  • Wildlife habitat

  • Cover crops

  • Erosion control

  • Water quality improvements

  • Grazing management

  • Livestock watering solutions

  • Wildfire mitigation and recovery

  • Water conservation