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Wildfire Preparedness Project Manager

The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) is the lead partner for implementation of a Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) in Kittitas County. The Wildfire Preparedness Project Manager is a new position created to manage this grant project and to provide support to the Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (KFACC). This position open until filled, with a first review of applications January 29. See position details and application instructions here.

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Public Works Project Bid Opportunities

 

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
KITTITAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON
CALL FOR BIDS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened and read by the Kittitas County Conservation District, 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, Ellensburg, Washington at 3:00 P.M. (local time), Monday December 11, 2023 for the following:

COLEMAN CREEK RM 2.0 AND NANEUM CREEK RM 2.9 FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

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

The Coleman Creek RM 2.0 and Naneum Creek 2.9 Fish Passage Improvements Projects will remove two channel spanning concrete gravity irrigation diversion structures, and install a roughened channel instream. The cost estimate for the project is $80,000 to $110,000.

 

Bidding Documents can be downloaded under QuestCDN Project #8845239 at www.questcdn.com for a non-refundable charge of $22. 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.

DATED this 17th Day of November, 2023 at Ellensburg, Washington.
Anna Lael

District Manager, Kittitas County Conservation District

 

Pre-Bid Conference: The pre-bid conference is scheduled for Friday December 1, 2023, at 11:30AM at the hay barns east of 3341 Tjossem Rd., Ellensburg WA.

 

PUBLISH: Daily Record: November 21 and 28, 2023 /
LEGAL #: 450581

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
KITTITAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON
CALL FOR BIDS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received and publicly opened and read by the Kittitas County Conservation District, 2211 W Dolarway Rd, Ste 4, Ellensburg, Washington at 3:00 P.M. (local time), Monday December 11, 2023 for the following:

COLEMAN CREEK RM 4.4 FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENTS

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

The Coleman Creek RM 4.4 Fish Passage
Improvements project will remove a concrete gravity
irrigation diversion structure, install a new concrete
structure with a fish screen and spray bar cleaning
system, provide a roughened channel instream, and
install piping and pump to connect to an existing
irrigation system. The District’s cost estimate for the
project is $450,000.

 

Bidding Documents can be downloaded under QuestCDN Project #8836899 at www.questcdn.com for a non-refundable charge of $22. 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.

 

DATED this 17th Day of November, 2023 at Ellensburg, Washington.

 

Anna Lael
District Manager, Kittitas County Conservation District

Pre-Bid Conference: The pre-bid conference is
scheduled for Friday December 1, 2023, at 10:00AM at
4731 Kittitas Hwy, Ellensburg WA.


PUBLISH: Daily Record: November 21 and 28, 2023 /
LEGAL #: 449967

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Archive Announcements

November 17, 2023 Application Due Date Announced for RCPP Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (October 16, 2023) – The Kittitas County Conservation District will accept applications starting immediately until November 17, 2023 for the “Middle Columbia Steelhead Partnership” Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. This RCPP project includes lands in Kittitas County and prioritizes farm and ranch operators who’s property contains streams, wetland or floodplain habitat impacting mid Columbia summer steelhead.

Applications now accepted for KCCD's Small Project Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 21, 2023) – The Kittitas County Conservation District is once again accepting applications for the Small Projects Cost Share Program until 4:30 p.m. August 25, 2023. Applicants will be contacted to schedule a site visit after the application date and before Wednesday, September 13th. The KCCD Board of Supervisors will consider all applications and decide on funding at their Thursday September 14th meeting.

Landowners may receive 50% reimbursement for the project costs up to $6,000. The landowners share of the project may be provided in cash or in-kind. More program information is available here.

KCCD's 2024 Annual Plan of Work Released

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (June 7, 2023) – The Kittitas County Conservation District's Annual Plan of Work contains all proposed work for July 2023 to June 2024 time period. More than $4 million in revenue from a variety of grants is expected to be received, based on the list of priority projects and actions included. Questions about the Annual Plan of Work may be directed to Anna Lael at anna.lael@kccd.net or in person at 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg. The Annual Plan of Work and Long Range Plan are available here.

KCCD's 2024 Annual Plan of Work Available for Review

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 22, 2023) – The Kittitas County Conservation District's draft Annual Plan of Work is available for review here through May 29th, 2023. The Annual Plan of Work is for fiscal year 2024 (July 2023 through June 2024). Comments on the draft may be submitted to Anna Lael at anna.lael@kccd.net or in person at 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg.

Conservation Districts are required to submit annual plans to the Washington State Conservation Commission at the end May each year. Combined with the conservation districts Long Range Plan, the documents set the direction and priorities of the district and have official status as the authorized program of the conservation district. The KCCD Long Range Plan may be viewed here.

2023 North Yakima Conservation District Wildflower & Pollinator Sale May 19 & 20

YAKIMA, Wash. (March14, 2023) – The North Yakima Conservation District (NYCD) is combining their traditional Native Tree and Shrub Sale with our Native Wildflower & Pollinator Sale. Bareroot plants have been very limited and difficult to get this year, so all plants will come in potted form that NYCD has on hand.  

  • All plants will be in pots

  • Wildflowers 3½ inch pots

  •  Trees/shrubs 1-2 gallon pots

  • Plugs will be tubed 10½ cu in.

Plants are available to purchase ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO ORDER

These plants will be pickup ONLY.  There will be no shipping or delivery of plants. 

Dates of Pickup: 

Friday, May 19, 2023 9:00 – 5:00

Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:00 – 12:00 Noon

Location:  1522 S. 18th Avenue, Yakima, WA  98902

FINAL DAY TO ORDER WILL BE: May 15, 2023

Walk-in Customers:  Plants that were not purchased and paid for online will be made available for walk in customers.  Supplies may be limited.

Refund and Return Policy – All Sales are Final. 

February 24, 2023, Application Due Date Announced for RCPP Cost Share Program

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (January 19, 2023) – The Kittitas County Conservation District will accept applications starting January 19, 2023, until February 24, 2023 for the “Middle Columbia Steelhead Partnership” Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. This RCPP project includes lands in Kittitas County and prioritizes farm and ranch operators who’s property contains streams, wetland or floodplain habitat impacting mid Columbia summer steelhead.
The project can provide financial and technical assistance with on-farm irrigation system improvements, livestock management practices (fences, watering facilities) and riparian and instream habitat. The RCPP funding is provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through land management contracts with farmers and ranchers. The contract  payment rate pays for a portion of the cost of the contracted conservation practices implemented by the farmer or rancher. 
The District is accepting applications immediately. Interested farmers, ranchers or landowners should contact the District at 509-925-3352 or 2211 W Dolarway Road, Ellensburg. Interested parties must meet all requirements of the USDA NRCS. Each applicant must establish themselves as a USDA customer and complete all Farm Service Agency (FSA) eligibility requirements. For more information about those requirements, contact the local USDA Service Center field office at 2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 6, Ellensburg or 509-925-8585 ext. 115.
RCPP funding is limited, and applications will be subject to a ranking system. This is the first of three annual sign-ups in Kittitas County occurring as part of the Middle Columbia Steelhead Partnership project. The project was one of 85 high projects across the country that was approved for funding through the NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program solicitation for fiscal year 2021. For more information, visit the project webpage at https://www.kccd.net/middlecolumbiarcpp 

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