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Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course 2020

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The Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course is an annual six week program offered by the Skagit CD each spring.  Participants learn the principles of how to create beautiful landscapes that benefit humans, animals, stream health and the backyard at a time!  


The SCD would like to extend a special thanks to the 44 "graduates" of the 2018 Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course! Your participation and interest in sustainable landscaping (for wildlife, people, and the whole earth) is greatly appreciated!

 BYC class 2018BYC photo collage


Do It Yourself


Click on these links for helpful gardening information:

Selecting Plants for Pollinators

Gardening for Pollinators

What can we do for Pollinators

Planting Treesand Shrubs- WSU FS047E

Hedgerow Planting for Pollinators

Conservation Cover for Pollinators

NEW!  Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington.

A guide for design, installation, & maintenance.


NEW! Natural Lawn Care for Western Washington Guide




NEW!  Sustainable Lawn Care Guide for NW Professionals





THANK YOU to the 2016 Backyard Conservation Stewardship Short Course Participants!  Click here for a list of the 2016 participants.





 Friday Creek Habitat Stewards website