Announcements

November 20, 2020 Application Due Date Announced for RCPP Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (September 28, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a November 20, 2020 application deadline for the “Yakima Integrated Plan - Toppenish To Teanaway” Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. The project can provide assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. Funding is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). More information here.

KCCD Offers Home Site Assessments and Fall 2020 Chipping Services

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (September 28, 2020) – Fall is a great time to improve your defensible space around your home. The Kittitas County Conservation District is offering free home site assessments for landowners in Kittitas County. Homeowners who complete a defensible space consultation are eligible to have woody material chipped. Piles including natural vegetation (limbs, small trees, brush all less than 6" in diameter) will be chipped during the last two weeks of October. More information is available here.

Business Opportunities

Public Works Project Bid Opportunities

Notice to Contractors - Call for Bids

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened and read by the Kittitas County Conservation District (hereinafter the District), 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, Ellensburg, Washington at 12:00 P.M. (local time), Friday October 16, 2020 for the following:

Coleman Creek – Olmstead Park Fish Screening and Passage Project

 

The improvement for which bids will be received is described below:


The Coleman Creek – Olmstead Park Fish Screening and Passage Project will include removing an existing concrete gravity diversion check structure in Coleman Creek, and installing a new concrete headwall diversion structure, a pedestrian bridge, two roughened channels, wood habitat structures, a prefabricated modular fish screen, a vault with a flow meter, a pump vault, and pipelines for water delivery. The District’s cost estimate for the project is $555,000 to $572,000.
 

Bidding Documents can be downloaded under QuestCDN Project #7339630 at www.questcdn.com for a non-refundable charge of $15. Contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in viewing or downloading with this digital project information. Informational copies of the Contract Documents are on file for inspection at the District office in Ellensburg, Washington, 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, (509) 925-3352.

Pre-Bid Conference:    Due to COVID-19, there will be two pre-bid conferences scheduled for Wednesday October 7, 2020, one at 10:00AM and a second at 1:00PM at Olmstead State Park (921 N Ferguson Road, Ellensburg WA). All interested parties must pre-register for these meetings as there is a 10-person limit at each. Please limit attendance to 1 to 2 people per company.  Face coverings and 6-foot social distancing will be required to participate. Email mark-crowley@conservewa.net or call the office at 509-925-3352 ext 205 to advise which pre-bid conference you will be attending. A third pre-bid conference may be scheduled if interest warrants. 

 

Publish: This solicitation for bids shall be advertised in the Ellensburg Daily Record on or about September 29, 2020 and October 6, 2020.

Personal and Professional Services Request for Proposals

None at this time

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Archive Announcements

KCCD Small Project Cost Share Program for 2020

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 9, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces the Small Project Cost Share Program application period for 2020. Applications will be accepted from now until August 28, 2020. Past funded projects include irrigation systems improvement, fencing and livestock watering facilities. Successful applications will receive 50% reimbursement for costs of implementing their approved project, up to $4,000. Questions maybe directed to mark-crowley@conservewa.net. Applications are available here. 

KCCD Hiring for Summer Crew

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 26, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District is hiring a field crew for summer through the Veteran's Conservation Corps. There are 3 internship positions available and applicants must be a United States military veteran to be eligible. More information. . . .

KCCD Annual Plan of Work Submitted

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 26, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District has submitted an annual plan of work for fiscal year 2021 (July 2020 to June 2021) to the Washington Conservation Commission. The Annual Plan of Work outlines the activities and goals of the conservation district for the next fiscal year by natural resource concerns. To view the Annual Plan of Work, click here.

April 17 Application Due Date Announced for Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (March 17, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a April 17, 2020 application deadline for assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. Funding is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). More information. . . .

Soil Health Workshop Scheduled for February 20

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (February 10, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District invites landowners and the public to a Soil Health Workshop on Thursday, February 20 in Ellensburg. Managing for soil health is one of the easiest and most effective ways for farmers to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the environment. This workshop is an opportunity to learn through the visual demonstration “How Soil Functions”, followed by a discussion of soil health principles from noted regional expert, Marlon Winger (USDA NRCS). The workshop is scheduled for 10AM to 2PM at the Armory (Kittitas Valley Event Center). Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Miranda at m-nash@conservewa.net or 925-3352 ext. 201. More information here.

KCCD Notice of Re-Election of Incumbent and Cancellation of Poll Sites

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (January 17, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent, Matt Eslinger, has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline of January 14, 2020.  Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed on February 11, 2020, pursuant to WAC 135-110-370.  For further information, please contact the District at 509-925-3352, ext. 1.

Big Bend Local Work Group Meeting Scheduled

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (January 2, 2020) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) invites interested partners and landowners to the Big Bend Local Work Group information meeting on Friday January 10, 2020 at the USDA Service Center in Ephrata from 9:30 to 11:30.  See flier for more information (English and Spanish).

KCCD Board of Supervisors 2020 Election Resolution Approved

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (December 12, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) adopted resolution 2019-007 establishing the 2020 election and appointment procedures. The Election is scheduled for February 11, 2020. More information. . . .

KCCD Board of Supervisors 2020 Election Resolution

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (November 25, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) intends to adopt a resolution establishing the 2020 election dates and election supervisor at their December 12, 2019 regular monthly meeting. More information. . . .

November 22 Application Due Date Announced for Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (October 14, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a November 22, 2019 application deadline for assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. Funding is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). More information. . . .

 

Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Interactive Map Available for Homeowners

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (August 23, 2019) – Starting this week, homeowners in Kittitas County can access information about their land and explore their wildfire preparedness through an on-line interactive website called the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities map. This map includes information about past fires, forest health, and how to create and maintain defensible space. The site provides a personal fire plan and an opportunity to request a free consultation with trained staff from the Kittitas County Conservation District or the Washington Department of Natural Resources. 
More information . . . 

Application Cut-off Date for Healthy Forest Reserve Program Announced

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (August 19, 2019) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces an October 31, 2019 application deadline to sign-up for the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP). Land enrolled in HFRP easements must be privately owned and restore, enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity or increase carbon storage. More information . . . 

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