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Welcome to the Skagit Conservation District




Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's renewable natural resources.

The SCD's mission is to provide voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources.  Its priorities and goals include:

  • Protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality
  • Watershed planning and implementation
  • Riparian restoration and enhancement
  • Forest stewardship
  • Community wildfire prevention & protection
  • Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
  • Conservation education

These goals are met through SCD's extensive technical assistance and public outreach programs. SCD's volunteer board of supervisors, guides and administers the SCD's programs to provide education and on-the-ground assistance to our cooperators. SCD staff works with private partners, local, state and federal government agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and other conservation districts. The SCD is funded through grants, an annual native plant sale, and state general fund money requiring a dollar-for-dollar match.


Skagit Conservation District Rates and Charges


The purpose of the proposed system of rates and charges would be to fund SCD programs, including, but not limited to, public outreach and education, water quality and slope stabilization, forestry, farmland conversion, and SCD operations and administration.  Please show your support of the Skagit Conservation District to our County Commissioners by attending the Public Hearing or sending them an email or letter requesting they approve the proposal.

If you have questions regarding the proposal please contact Bill Blake at or 360-428-4313 ext. 1017



The Skagit Conservation District values your opinion.  We would appreciate if you could please take the short survey regarding our proposal for Rates and Charges.  We thank you for your time.





Contact us at (360) 428-4313 (See extension numbers on the "About us -Staff" page or press 0) or email

Office Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except for federal holidays (exception:  Columbus Day) and the Friday after Thanksgiving.  (The office is occasionally closed due to inclement weather or for special meetings.  If it is, there will be a message on our voice mail.  Please call 360-428-4313 to confirm that we are open.)