April 11, 2019

Wenatchee Valley College Continuing Education, in partnership with Okanogan Conservation District, is hosting Landowners Wildfire Bootcamp for landowners of one or more acres of forest or sageland who want to be better prepared for wildfires. The bootcamp consists of four free classes. Students may attend one or more of the classes in the series. The same classes will be offered at different times to accommodate different schedules.

The Landowners Wildfire Bootcamp series begins April 27. Most classes will take place at the WVC at Omak campus. Off-campus locations will be provided at registration. Register through WVC Continuing Education by calling (509) 682-6900, visiting or in-person with Cindie Martin at the WVC at Omak campus registration office.

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April 5, 2019

Request for Qualifications for Design and Engineering Services

The Okanogan Conservation District (Okanogan CD) is working with a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to develop designs for a wetland/stream restoration project on Johnson Creek near Okanogan, Washington.

Project Goals

The landowner and project partners are interested in improving water quality and habitat on a 17-acre wetland by restoring more natural hydrology through the implementation of channel improvements and restoration of native riparian/wetland vegetation. The project should also reduce seasonal flooding near a home, where there are structural concerns and water quality issues.  Opportunities to maintain some agricultural productivity should be considered.

For further description, click here.


February 14, 2019

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time Natural Resource Planner position to help address our significant workload. The incumbent in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, conservation partners, and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans and practices to protect critical areas, improve water quality, and enhance riparian conditions. They will also be required to assist in the development of continued funding and program implementation at the District.

You can find the announcement for the job here. For a detailed description of the job, click here.

This position is open until filled.  First review of applicants for interviews is 1:00 PM, March 8, 2019.

February 8, 2019

Okanogan Conservation District is now accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant. The incumbent will provide administrative, clerical, and financial tracking support to District staff including, but not limited to, processing grant payment requests, tracking cost-share payments to private landowners, administering district personnel benefits, and assisting with a multitude of other administrative, clerical, and financial functions.

You can find the announcement for the job here. For a detailed description of the job, click here.

This position is open until filled.  First review of applicants for interviews is 12:00 PM, February 22, 2018.

September 17, 2018

All of our 2018 newsletters are available here.

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Our Calendar edition will be printed in December. If you are usually an online newsletter subscriber, but would like a copy of the calendar, please email

May 17, 2018

Okanogan Conservation District along with other natural resource and agricultural agencies are accepting reports of flood-related losses and issues. While no funding is currently available to assist landowners with flood recovery, gathering detailed reports of losses to agricultural infrastructure and natural resources, and problems caused by flooding such as erosion, will help us to make a case to governing bodies that assistance is needed. 

Please click here for the general intake form.

If you are a commercial agricultural producer (you make income from farm products), please fill out the ag producer addendum.

You may scan and email the form to or mail it to:

Okanogan Conservation District

1251 2nd Ave. S., Room 102

Okanogan, WA  98840

Questions? Call 509-422-0855.

May 10, 2018

This AmeriCorps position will assist teachers who want to bring high quality STEM experiences to their students by participating in our K12 programs. Okanogan County is a very large and rural county with underserved students and limited resources to support K12 teachers. The Okanogan Conservation District is one of the only organizations working with area teachers to enhance their science curricula through hands-on learning and field experiences. Most of Okanogan CD’s education programming is related to water quality. All our programming supports Next Generation Science Standards and is tailored to teachers’ curricula. This project also includes planting and maintenance of riparian buffers. AmeriCorps member will experience field service with conservation planners and Education Specialist...

April 4, 2018

We are looking for a temporary, seasonal intern to work on multiple conservation and outreach projects this summer. The wage range is $11-15 per hour and the position is eligible for sick leave. This is a full time, temporary position not to exceed 700 hours total.

Candidates need a high-school diploma or equivalent and must be currently working towards a degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, natural resource management, agricultural sciences, range management, forestry, soils, water resources, wildlife management biology, engineering, or closely related fields.

For all the details, check out the position description here and the position announcement here.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (2 must be professional or educational) via email.

March 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey on natural resource priorities in North Central Washington.  Below you will find a link to the survey, a map, and a list of definitions. 

The definitions will help you choose the most appropriate resource concerns and the map will help you tell us where you believe each priority concern is the greatest. 

This survey is primarily being conducted in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to guide them in their state resource assessment.  However, local conservation districts and our partners will also use this information in evaluating our program priorities.



Click the map below for a larger version.

February 27, 2018

Sort of like a garage sale for public agencies, this surplus sale requires you to mail in or drop off a sealed bid for items you'd like to buy. Questions? Call 509-422-0855 ext. 107

List of items available

Bids must be received no later than 3:00 PM March 8, 2018 and sealed in an envelope marked SURPLUS PROPERTY BID. 

All items of $250 or more must be paid with cash or a cashier's check

Highest bidders will be notified by March 9, 2018 and all items must be picked up and paid for by 4:00 PM, March 15, 2018 and paid for at the time of pickup. 

All sales are final and are sold as is.

Drop off or mail bids to:

Okanogan Conservation District


1251 2nd Ave. South, Room 102

Okanogan, WA  98840

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