About Snohomish Conservation District
What is a Conservation District?
Across the United States, nearly 3000 conservation districts offer free help to residents to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources. Their mission, which began after the devastating dust bowl era of the 1930s, relied on working with farmers and rural landowners on a one-on-one basis.
Hugh Hammond Bennett, Chief of the Soil Conservation Service, and Soil Scientist Howard Finnell, recognized the need for the conservation of soil and water, prevention of wind erosion, and taking care of the land.
Snohomish Conservation District’s mission is to work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources.
We have a rich and diverse history
Snohomish Conservation District has a long-standing history of collaboration and technical assistance to the agriculture and forestry communities. In response to the critical need for the protection of Puget Sound, a unique and precious feature of northwest Washington, as well as a vast network of salmonid streams and rivers, SCD has developed an urban and suburban program that exemplifies our heritage of working with partners and landowners on land and water resource concerns. Our programs have grown to include low impact development, Firewise communities, backyard wildlife habitat, and on-site septic programs and natural yard care.
Farm and home visits - Opportunity for free technical assistance
Farm & nutrient management planning
Pasture weed walks
Climate Change Impact Assessment Tools for flooding, sea-level rise, and crop impacts
*NEW* Groundwater Report for 2050, 2080 and 2100
Use of manure spreader, broadcast spreader, and soil probes,
Show off your conservation projects via our Conservation Action Map,