Welcome to the Kittitas County Conservation District!
What We Do
The Kittitas County Conservation District works with local landowners and land managers (public and private) to conserve natural resources that are vital to our economy and our quality of life. At the heart of our work are collaborative efforts to partner with landowners, public agencies, tribes and the general public to create and maintain resilient working landscapes through voluntary incentive based measures.
COVID 19 Response (06/29/2020)
KCCD's office is open by appointment. Please do not enter our office if you have any symptoms of COVID 19 or have been exposed to the virus. Staff continue to work in a combination of office, field and at home locations. We are all available by email or phone. As KCCD staff conduct site visits and field work, we will be observing social distancing protocols.
2020 Board Meeting Schedule
The next regular monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors is scheduled for Thursday December 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
Board meetings are being conducted
remotely until further notice to comply with the Governor's Safe Start- Stay Healthy Proclamation. Instructions for the Zoom conference meeting are in the posted agenda. Contact Anna at 925-3352
ext. 207 or if assistance is needed.
Agendas for this, and past meetings, are found here.
Our district’s roots run deep in the community. The Kittitas Conservation District was created in 1942, followed by the Cle Elum Conservation District in 1948, as part of a national response to the Dust Bowl. The two districts combined in the 1960’s to create the Kittitas County Conservation District. We have worked for 75 years to assist local land managers to address the many challenges to long term sustainability.
Firewise Communities and Fuels Reduction Projects
Voluntary Stewardship Program
KCCD offers a free home risk assessment to help landowners recognize wildland/urban interface fire hazards in addition to incorporating Firewise planning into existing and developing homesites & communities.
KCCD facilitated the Watershed Group that completed the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) Work Plan for Kittitas County. The VSP plan addresses agricultural activities in critical areas and must balance protection of critical areas with agricultural viability.
RCPP Cost-Share Program
KCCD is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, "Yakima Integrated Plan - Toppenish to Teanaway". Kittitas County producers can apply for cost share funding for on-farm improvements this fall.