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Welcome to the Skagit Conservation District

 

Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's renewable natural resources.

The SCD's mission is to provide voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources.  Its priorities and goals include:

  • Protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality
  • Watershed planning and implementation
  • Riparian restoration and enhancement
  • Forest stewardship
  • Community wildfire prevention & protection
  • Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
  • Conservation education

These goals are met through SCD's extensive technical assistance and public outreach programs. SCD's volunteer board of supervisors, guides and administers the SCD's programs to provide education and on-the-ground assistance to our cooperators. SCD staff works with private partners, local, state and federal government agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and other conservation districts. The SCD is funded through grants, an annual native plant sale, and state general fund money requiring a dollar-for-dollar match.

 

Contact us at (360) 428-4313 or email skagitcd@skagitcd.org

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except for federal holidays (exception:  Columbus Day) and the Friday after Thanksgiving.  (The office is occasionally closed due to inclement weather or for special meetings.  If it is, there will be a message on our voice mail.  Please call 360-428-4313 to confirm that we are open.)