WA Highlights in Conservation

This list contains “at a glance” information on a wide range of conservation projects from across the state.

Highlights in Conservation Title Project Location Conservation support
NRCS partners with Tribes on invasive Japanese oyster drill control Olympia, Thurston County EQIP
Prairie Creek knotweed and reed canary grass control Taholah, Grays Harbor County EQIP
Rancher Implements Regional Weather Networks for Irrigation Scheduling Colfax, Whitman County CSP
Lincoln County Livestock Watering Facility Creston, Lincoln County EQIP
Sage Grouse Success in Washington State Waterville, Douglas County EQIP, WLFW
High Tunnel expanding local food availability Bow, Skagit County Organic EQIP
Landowners collaborate to create landscape solutions Cle Elum, Kittitas County EQIP
Organic cranberry operation seeks assistance from NRCS to establish conservation efforts Long Beach, Pacific County EQIP
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Provides Wildlife Habitat in Pataha Creek Pataha Creek, Garfield County CREP
Organic Operator Beats the Weather with the Help of EQIP and a Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative Colfax, Whitman County EQIP
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative Restores Salmon Runs to Half a Mile of Habitat Raymond, Pacific County EQIP
Extreme slopes on family tree farm require NRCS conservationist to defy gravity Stevenson, Skamania County EQIP
NRCS and Partners Help Meet Crop Irrigation Needs in Lincoln County Odessa, Lincoln County EQIP
NRCS and Partners Restore Vital Salmon Habitat Eatonville, Pierce County WRP
Private Forest Landowners Protect Timberland through Cooperative Effort Clarkston, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin County ARRA
Klingel Salt Marsh Restoration Belfair, Mason County WRP
Coho Creek Restoration Project Marysville, Snohomish County EQIP
Birds have nothing to "grouse" about in Douglas County Waterville, Douglas County EQIP
Orchardist Implements Irrigation Water Management, Saves his Trees and a lot of Water Tonasket, Okanogan County EQIP
Omak Creek Watershed Culvert Replacement Projects Omak, Okanogan County ARRA
Upper Quinault Tree Planting - Quinault River volunteers plant trees to save homes Grays Harbor, Quinault RC&D
Afghanistan - USDA Agricultural Advisor Returns from Two Year Deployment Dashtak city, Panjshir Province county CTA
Upper Columbia RC&D Council brings partners together to control noxious weeds Spokane County RC&D
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program provides housing for 10,000 bats Little Spokane, Spokane County, Spokane WHIP
Coordinated Resource Management plan for wintering livestock Methow River, Okanogan County, Twisp EQIP
NRCS joins partnership with TNC and Cropland Agriculture to provide "Rest Stop" for shorebirds Mt. Vernon & Stanwood, Skagit and Snohomish County WHIP
Leaky Water Line Overdue for Replacement Pomeroy, Garfield County RC&D, RD
Timber Tour Reveals Dramatic Effects Years after Columbia Complex Fire Dayton, Columbia County WDFW, USFS
Wetland Restoration In The Tarboo Valley Tarboo, Jefferson County WRP
Building a Foundation for Tomorrow Utilizing Direct Seed Upper Yakima, Kittitas County, Ellensburg CTA
Returning Salmon to Upper Currier Creek Yakima Basin, Kittitas County, Ellensburg RC&D
Small farms course is about building community Chehalis Basin, Grays Harbor county, Elma RC&D, WSU
Quinault Indian Nation uses Conservation Programs to Restore a Wet Prairie Whale Creek, Grays Harbor CTA
RC&D partners with local groups to help forest landowners Clallam and Jefferson Counties RC&D
Advanced Technology for Nutrient and Pesticide Applications Improve Water Quality Whitman & Spokane Counties EQIP
Energy Efficiency Leverages Funding Lincoln, Grant, Adams, Franklin Counties RC&D
The Tide Turns for Willapa Wetland Pacific County, near South Bend WRP
Protection of Riparian Area in partnership with Central Klickitat Conservation District Klickitat County, near Goldendale CTA
Oasis south of Odessa Lincoln County FSA/CRP
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program in WA protecting National Historic Reserve Island County FRPP
Small Family Farm Sees Big Improvements in Conservation and Production Grant County EQIP
Recovery of the Olympia Oyster in Kitsap County Kitsap County, near Poulsbo WHIP
Stream and Riparian Habitat Restoration Grays Harbor County EQIP
Tucannon "Dam Busters" Help Anadromous Fish Columbia County, Lower-Snake Tucannon Watershed RC&D
Using Soil Survey Information to Protect Spotted Owl Habitat Yakima County Yakama Nation
First Native American woman on the Colville Reservation to Install a Center Pivot Irrigation System Okanogan County, near Nespelem EQIP
Migratory Waterfowl Rejoice at the Willapa Wetland Restoration Project Near South Bend in Pacific County WRP
Homeowners Provide Water for Fire Fighting Spokane County RC&D
Soil Quality Benefit with Residue Management Whitman County EQIP
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is “Pivotal” to Conserving Water in the Colville River Watershed Stevens County EQIP
Swinomish Tribe & NRCS Re-establish Fish Passage, Pocket Estuary & Ties to the Past Skagit County EQIP
Fish Gain Habitat Snohomish County EQIP
Naneum Creek operator takes proactive approach to up and coming regulatory requirements Kittitas County, near Ellensburg
Dryland farmer uses system approach to combat wind erosion Adams County, near Ritzville EQIP
Rare species are finding a home in restored South Puget Sound prairie Thurston County, near Olympia WHIP
Anatone engages engineering students to design a better sewage solution Asotin County, City of Anatone RC&D
Removal of irrigation diversion provides access to habitat for Steelhead salmon Cowiche Watershed near the City of Yakima in Yakima County BPA
Upper Columbia Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D) growing in many directions Ferry, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman Counties RC&D, EPA