What is a Conservation District?

From the Washington State Conservation Commission:

Conservation Districts help people take care of everything they can see outside their windows – from farms, to forests, to urban yards, to rivers, lakes, and coastline. For more than 75 years, they have served as trusted, non-regulatory local partners helping people care for natural resources. 

Districts offer a range of voluntary services including assistance with: erosion control, habitat restoration, manure management, wildfire prevention/mitigation, stormwater management, forest plans, irrigation efficiency, noxious weed control, fish barrier removals, livestock stream crossings, and more.

Conservation districts are locally led. Each district is directed by a five-member board of supervisors. There are 45 Conservation Districts in the state of Washington. Visit the Conservation District Map and Directory on the Washington State Conservation Commission’s website.


Conservation District Elections 2020

See below for a list of election dates as compiled by Washington Environmental Council. Elections may be in person, mail-in, or online. You may have to request a ballot early from your Conservation District. Please refer to the individual Conservation District’s website for more details.

Washington Environmental Council encourages voters to participate in this critical local election.

This list will be updated as information is available.

See an update that needs to be made, or have questions? Email Civic Engagement Manager Emily Krieger, emily@wecprotects.org.

CountyConservation DistrictElection Date
AdamsAdams Conservation District1/21/2020
AsotinAsotin County Conservation DistrictDate to be determined 1/9/2020
BentonBenton Conservation District3/10/2020
ChelanCascadia Conservation District1/28/2020
ClallamClallam Conservation District3/12/2020
ClarkClark Conservation District3/10/2020
Columbia Columbia Conservation District (no website) No election in 2020. Call 509-382-4773 x 5
CowlitzCowlitz Conservation District
DouglasSouth Douglas Conservation District2/12/2020
DouglasFoster Creek Conservation District
FerryFerry Conservation District
FranklinFranklin Conservation DistrictDate to be determined 1/14/19
GarfieldPomeroy Conservation District2/3/2020
GrantGrant County Conservation District2/22/2020
Grays Harbor Grays Harbor Conservation District
IslandWhidbey Island Conservation District 2/4/2020
JeffersonJefferson County Conservation District
KingKing Conservation District2/11/2020
KitsapKitsap Conservation District
KittitasKittitas County Conservation District2/11/2020
KlickitatCentral Klickitat Conservation District
KlickitatEastern Klickitat Conservation District
LewisLewis Conservation District
LincolnLincoln County Conservation District2/12/2020
MasonMason Conservation District
Okanogan Okanogan Conservation District
PacificPacific Conservation District2/5/2020
Pend Orielle Pend Orielle Conservation District
PiercePierce Conservation District3/25/2020
San JuanSan Juan Islands Conservation District 2/26/2020
SkagitSkagit Conservation District3/25/2020
SkamaniaUnderwood Conservation District2/18/2020
SnohomishSnohomish Conservation District2/18/2020
SpokaneSpokane Conservation District
StevensStevens County Conservation District
ThurstonThurston Conservation District1/14/2020
Wahkiakum Wahkiakum Conservation District
Walla Walla Walla Walla County Conservation District 1/30/2020
WhatcomWhatcom Conservation District3/24/2020
WhitmanWhitman Conservation District2/13/2020
YakimaNorth Yakima Conservation District
YakimaSouth Yakima Conservation District