PROJECTS

How We Work

We are non-regulatory. 

Working with us is voluntary.

We are here to get things done.

Take a look at what we've accomplished in partnership with land managers:

Livestock Watering System, Tonasket

The spring-fed trough was bogged down from numerous years of use and not working correctly. The cows also had access to the spring nearby where they were causing damage. The project was completed in June 2019, providing 25% of the project costs through this 75/25 cost share program.

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Riparian Planting, Okanogan

Okanogan CD provided 75/25 cost-share assistance to remove garbage from the Okanogan river bank and install native trees and shrubs. Hoses, pipes, a lawnmower, a bicycle, and seventeen tires were removed and hauled to the landfill. The riparian planting project included a diversity of trees and shrubs to accomplish multiple goals: bank protection, maintaining scenic views by strategic placement of short and tall shrubs, and providing food for wildlife with berry producing plants. We also installed brush piles to capture sediment, provide habitat for wildlife, protect new shrubs, and improve the soil as they decompose. Does your property need some help? Give Hannah Coe a call at (509) 422-0855 x. 116 or email hannah@okanogancd.org.

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Whitestone Reclamation District, Loomis

To increase water efficiency and reduce risk from leaking canals, the Whitestone Reclamation District, with local labor, replaced 1,580 feet of irrigation canal with 1,540 feet of pipeline. The pipeline pathway was then seeded with a mix of native and erosion control grasses and the broken cement was reused by local landowners. Thank you Whitestone Reclamation District for your partnership in accomplishing this project!

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Conservation Planning

Step One

Contact our office to discuss your natural resource ideas or concerns. We'll put you in touch with one of our conservation planners for an initial site visit to your property. 

Step Two

One of our conservation planners will make an initial site visit to your property to talk about your goals, do an initial inventory of the resources on your property, and hear your concerns or ideas about conservation actions on your property.

Step Three

Following the initial site visit, decide if you'd like a full conservation plan for your property. This will include a full inventory of resources, list of resource needs, and recommendations for specific conservation practices to address the resource needs. Additional site visits may be required so the conservation planner can create accurate maps and the most appropriate recommendations.

If you are interested in conservation incentives ("cost-share" funds), you must have a conservation plan.

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Cost-Share Programs

We offer financial assistance to cover a portion of the costs to install eligible projects that improve natural resource management and sustainability. Cost-share programs vary depending on available funding. Often, we will work with a land manager to develop a project, then seek grants to pay for cost-share.