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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. Contact us today. We'd love to hear about your conservation goals!

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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HABITAT

Habitat improvement examples include shoreline plantings, native plant implementation, pollinator plantings, soil health, and erosion control. Landscape should support thriving native plants and animal communities. 

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WILDFIRE

Programs focus on fire preparedness, resilience, and recovery. We offer free home risk assessments, home-hardening, and recovery assistance. Our community should be engaged in its well-being and have the knowledge and skills to adapt to change. 

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WATER

Water programs focus on water quality and the conservation of our water. Bodies of water should meet or exceed quality standards and be sufficient to support human, plant, and animal needs.

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EDUCATION

Education includes K-12, adult education, events, and occasional workshops to build resilience and conservation skills. Residents and visitors should have knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about natural resources.

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AGRICULTURE

Agriculture production includes rangeland management, irrigation efficiencies, and stewardship programs. Agriculture should provide viable livelihoods while conserving natural resources.

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RESOURCES

Visit our resources page for additional information on all of our programs and services. You can find fire preparedness tips on home hardening, learn more about various pollinators, water conservation tips, and more! 

HOW WE CAN HELP

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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.

Learn more about cost-share.

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."

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USDA Service Center

1251 2nd Avenue South, Room 102

Okanogan WA 98840

(509) 422-0855

Office hours M-Th 8:00-4:30

General inquiries:

cassandra@okanogancd.org