Cooperative Conservation Since 1940
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.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
HOW WE CAN HELP
Contact us and we'll put
you in touch with a conservation planner to discuss your natural resource ideas or concerns.
Planners can connect you
to resources, offer technical assistance, and if requested, come out for a site visit.
A planner will ask about your land goals and project ideas, listen to your natural resource concerns, and address any questions you might have.
If a site visit is requested, planners will assess the resources on your property, and offer suggestions for
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 offer cost-share funding to help cover eligible project costs.
What is "cost-share"?
Cost-share is a way to assist community members in the funding of eligible projects by sharing project costs. This could be partial cost-share such as 50% or 75%, or in some cases, Okanogan CD can offer 100% cost-share to cover the entire project cost. The availability of cost-share funding depends on the funding source (both public and private) and the type of project.
If a project is eligible for cost-share funds, the landowner agrees to contribute a percentage of the time and/or materials that it takes to make the project happen. To receive cost-share funds, a landowner must first have approval from Okanogan CD before any work occurs.
In other words, we can't pay you for work you've already done, no matter how exceptional.