KCCD is hiring!

WASHINGTON – The Kittitas County Conservation District is seeking applicants for a full-time temporary position funded through at least 12/31/18. This position focuses on learning the conservation planning process, Farm Bill programs, and local conservation practices and then using that knowledge (under the guidance of experienced planners) to […]

Letter: Conservation district is worthwhile

WASHINGTON – Funding the Clark Conservation District is essential if we wish to support that which we say we value…It is disheartening to have county councilors who fail to understand the Clark Conservation District’s benefits for all the people of Clark County. Source: Letter: Conservation district is worthwhile

April 17, 2018: What to Know

IDAHO – Reforestation efforts have begun on private lands burned by the massive 2015 Clearwater Complex fire. Workers with the Idaho Department of Lands, in partnership with the Idaho County Soil and Water Conservation District, are expected to plant approximately 27,000 Ponderosa Pine seedlings on 90 acres of private land scorched […]

Job: Natural Resources Engineer – Lake Stevens, WA

WASHINGTON – The primary responsibility of the Natural Resource Engineer is to provide natural resource engineering services to landowners and staff to the four Conservation Districts within the engineering cluster. The District seeks a candidate who is or can be licensed in Washington State as a Professional Engineer […]

Job: Hood River SWCD Seeking New District Manager, Oregon

OREGON – The Hood River SWCD is seeking a new District Manager. The Manager is responsible for supervising SWCD and Hood River Watershed Group staff and volunteers, preparing budgets and funding proposals, managing payroll and finances, and coordinating the delivery of technical, educational and financial assistance to landowners, producers, government […]

Conservation Quotes

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Wendell Berry

Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.

Brenda Sutton Rose

This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

I consider the soil conservation districts movement one of the most important developments in the whole history of agriculture.