WASHINGTON, Snohomish CD — The New family knew nothing about forestry. Now they’ve been named the state’s top tree farmers. The family also restored fish habitat along a tributary of Pilchuck Creek. A biologist pointed out juvenile coho salmon. The News worked with the Snohomish Conservation District to […]
WASHINGTON, Franklin CD — Kara Kaelber says she hopes to draw more farmers to take part in the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program. Kaelber joins the foundation July 23 as the part-time program manager. She will continue her work as education director at the Franklin […]
WASHINGTON, Kitsap CD — In July 2017, the Kitsap Conservation District was awarded a $50,000 grant to grow technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects. The awarded idea was the GRACE Project (Gardening for Restoration and Conservation Education), a community garden demonstrating best practices for urban agriculture […]
WASHINGTON, Clark CD — As representatives of the Clark Conservation District prepare for a public hearing tonight, we hope that county councilors will be paying attention…The district has admirably served residents for more than 70 years, providing instruction and equipment that enhances land use throughout the area. From […]
WASHINGTON, Clark CD — “Our farm is not only for farming but for keeping natural wildlife habitat,” Brenda Calvert said. “We’re working with habitat, not stripping it away.” Developing that connection with the environment has come in large part from the connection the Calverts have had with the […]
WASHINGTON, Pierce CD — Farmers on the Key Peninsula now have a person to turn to for assistance when needed. The [Pierce Conservation District] has a long history of collaboration with Key Peninsula landowners. With the help of volunteers from the community, PCD plants trees on the Key Peninsula […]
WASHINGTON, Spokane CD — The Greater Spokane River Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership is asking for applications for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program. The program facilitates the protection and restoration of forests on private land via easements and financial assistance, according to a news release from the Spokane Conservation District.
WASHINGTON, Thurston CD — Thurston Conservation District faces complaints about its board members, a lawsuit by the board’s chairman, a state investigation and now an allegation of an unlawful meeting by the board’s newest member…Paul Pickett, who was elected to the district’s board of supervisors in March, accused […]