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Okanogan Conservation District: Cooperative Conservation Since 1940

Our mission is to help cooperators achieve their conservation goals. We provide voluntary, non-regulatory services to landowners and lessees in Okanogan County to address natural resource concerns.
 
All District services are provided free of charge without discrimination. The Okanogan Conservation District is a local governmental entity formed as a sub-division of Washington State under RCW 89.08. 

CARLTON COMPLEX FIRES RECOVERY

Click here for resources to help with post-fire impacts such as flash flooding.

News & Events


  • 01/05/15

    We've gotten a couple of calls regarding the photos in our 2015 Conservation District calendar. Since we don't have locations on all the photos, we didn't include locations for any of them in the print edition, but here is the list of the ones we know:

    February: near Salmon Creek in Okanogan

    March: above Omak Lake (west side)

    May: French Creek area

    June: Above Okanogan

    July: Malott Butte

    August: Salmon Creek in Okanogan

    October, November, and cover: Okanogan River

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  • 12/29/14

    Financial assistance is available for farmers and ranchers to repair damage from last summer’s wildfires. The Farm Service Agency recently authorized funding for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) according to Stu Skidmore, Farm Service Agency Acting County Executive Director in Okanogan. The agency is currently accepting program applications and affected agriculture producers are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

    Press release with more info.

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  • 11/10/14

    Attention all contractors planning to submit bids for Emergency Watershed Protection projects within the Carlton Complex burn area:

     

    Bids are due Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 12 noon  via e-mail to bobc@okanogancd.org or dropped off at the Conservation District office at 1251 South Second Avenue, Room 102, Okanogan, WA. 

    Documents may not be faxed.

    You will need the following documents.

    Addendum 11.19.14

    Addendum 1

    Final Bid Package   3MB

    EWP Contract

    Contact Bob Clark at 509-422-0855 ext. 122 with questions

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  • 09/09/14

    Two great options for learning more about the post-fire landscape:

     

    Saturday, September 13:

    Pacific Biodiversity Institute Field Trip to Explore Wildlife Response and Ecosystem Recovery after the Carlton Complex Fires. RSVP required. Details.

    Saturday, September 20:

    Okanogan Conservation District Fire Recovery workshop at the Twisp Grange from 9 am-12 pm.

    This workshop will provide information to landowners and residents to help them assess the impacts of the fire on plants and soil, make them aware of post-fire risks to life and property, and provide resources to make educated decisions about how to address the fire impacts. An optional field trip to a burned area will take place from 12-1; those interested in the field trip portion should wear close-toed shoes.

    This workshop is focused on restoration of the natural resources and agriculture that have been affected by the Carlton Complex.  Please pre-register by email at kirstenc@okanogancd.org or call 509-422-0855 x 5. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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  • 08/12/14

    Okanogan Conservation District has extended the bidding on the surplus sale to 3:00 PM on August 31, 2014

     

    The Okanogan Conservation District will receive bids on a variety of surplus items including:  a laptop, desk computers, camera, office chairs, desk, scanner, filing cabinets and tires.  For a full list of items, check the bid form and/or stop by our office (1251 S 2nd Ave, Okanogan) to view the items. 

    Bid form

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  • 08/06/14

    Okanogan Conservation District has three opportunities for landowners to learn about wildfire preparedness and post-fire recovery:

     

    Resource Fair for Natural Resource & Ag Recovery 

    Wednesday, August 13th  6pm-8pm @ Methow Valley CC Gym in Twisp

    Over a dozen natural resource agencies and organizations will be available to talk with you about questions and concerns regarding post-fire recovery of the landscape.  After brief opening remarks, you can visit with representatives and pick up information relevant to your situation. Groups will include Okanogan Conservation District; Washington State Departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Agriculture; United States Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service; National Weather Service; Methow Conservancy and others.

     

    Natural Resources Recovery Workshop

    Saturday, August 16th,  9am-12pm @ Pateros City Council Chambers

    The workshop will provide information to help you assess the impacts of the fire on plants and soil, make you aware of post-fire risks to life and property, and provide resources to make educated decisions about how to address the fire impacts. A portion of the workshop will take place outside, in a burned area: please wear close-toed shoes. This workshop is focused on restoration of the natural resources and agriculture. Due to limited seating, the workshop is capped at 40 people. Please email kirstenc@okanogancd.org or call 509-422-0855 x 5 to pre-register. 


    Firewise Preparedness Workshop 

    Saturday, August 16th,  3-5pm @ the Heli-ski Barn at Wilson Ranch 31 Early Winters Drive, Mazama

     

    Learn to prepare your home and property for wildfire, and what to do when a wildfire is in the area. Due to limited seating, the workshop is capped at 40 people. Please email kirstenc@okanogancd.org or call 509-422-0855 x 5 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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  • 07/29/14

    SURPLUS SALE

    The Okanogan Conservation District will receive bids on a variety of surplus items including:  a laptop, desk computers, camera, office chairs, desk, scanner, filing cabinets and tires. 

     

    Details.

     

    Click here for a bid form

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