Pierce Conservation District
Dedicated to helping Pierce
County Residents Since 1949.
WhoWe Are
The Conservation District is a non-regulatory sub-
division of state government here to provide free
assistance ...
WhatWe Do
• Agricultural Assistance
• Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education
• Water Quality Improvement and Moni...
HowWe Are Funded
• Rate system
• Member jurisdictions
• Grant funding
• Contracts
Agricultural Assistance Program
Provide methods and strategies to manage the water, mud, and waste that
can be generated o...
Agricultural Assistance Program
Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education
Program
Educate and involve Pierce County residents in natural resource pr...
Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education
Program
Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring
Non-point source pollution education to Pierce County residents.
• Volunteer wate...
Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring
Harvest Pierce County Program
Building the capacity of community gardens to create a strong network for
increased food acc...
Harvest Pierce County Program
Annual Native Plant Sale
• Low cost, high quality plants for community uses
• For district restoration and rain garden pro...
Annual Native Plant Sale
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Rene' Skaggs (Pierce Conservation District) provided an update on the programs of the PCD. The presentation linked to the June NWSP topic of Economic Viability of Natural Resources.

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Pierce Conservation District: Dedicated to helping Pierce County Residents since 1949

  1. 1. Pierce Conservation District Dedicated to helping Pierce County Residents Since 1949.
  2. 2. WhoWe Are The Conservation District is a non-regulatory sub- division of state government here to provide free assistance with natural resource management and protection.
  3. 3. WhatWe Do • Agricultural Assistance • Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education • Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring • Harvest Pierce County • Annual Native Plant Sale
  4. 4. HowWe Are Funded • Rate system • Member jurisdictions • Grant funding • Contracts
  5. 5. Agricultural Assistance Program Provide methods and strategies to manage the water, mud, and waste that can be generated on livestock farms through: • Educational workshops and tours • Farm visits and individualized recommendations • Farm management plans • Financial assistance to implement practices • Equipment rental and soil sampling program
  6. 6. Agricultural Assistance Program
  7. 7. Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education Program Educate and involve Pierce County residents in natural resource protection. • Streamside restoration using volunteer labor • Educational workshops, presentations, and displays • Eagle Scout projects • Stream Steward volunteers • Knotweed eradication program • Shoreline program- coming soon
  8. 8. Habitat Improvement and Environmental Education Program
  9. 9. Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring Non-point source pollution education to Pierce County residents. • Volunteer water quality monitoring • Educational workshops, presentations, and displays • Rain garden assistance • Volunteer storm drain marking • De-pave program • Rain barrel workshops • Storm drain stencilling
  10. 10. Water Quality Improvement and Monitoring
  11. 11. Harvest Pierce County Program Building the capacity of community gardens to create a strong network for increased food access. • Community gardens • Farm gleaning • Classes and workshops • Urban fruit harvest • Veggie co-op
  12. 12. Harvest Pierce County Program
  13. 13. Annual Native Plant Sale • Low cost, high quality plants for community uses • For district restoration and rain garden projects • Native plant educational workshops • Fort Lewis Ponderosa Pine program
  14. 14. Annual Native Plant Sale

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