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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

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News & Events


  • 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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  • 07/08/14

    Wildfire Season Is Here…Be Ready: Attend a Firewise Workshop July 12 in Omak.

    Okanogan Conservation District is holding a Firewise workshop in Omak on Saturday July 12 from 10 am-12 pm. The workshop will be at the Big R conference room, 1227 Koala Dr, Omak, WA.  The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources and Okanogan County. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one's home and property for wildfire, and how to react when a wildfire is in the area. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    Here’s what people are saying about our Firewise workshops: “I'd like to tell you how much our group enjoyed the workshop.  I go to as many of these workshops as I can and it seems I learn something new each time.  [The presenters] did a terrific job and we really appreciate your time and the effort you put into these workshops.”  

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  • 06/25/14

    Request for Proposals (RFP)

    For: Okanogan County Aquatic Weed Survey

    Issued: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Question submittal deadline: 5:00 pm, Monday, July 14, 2014

    Proposal submission Deadline: 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Notification of Award: 5:00 pm, Monday, July 21, 2014

     

    Introduction

    Okanogan Conservation District (OCD) invites proposals for a comprehensive assessment of the current level of aquatic and riparian weed infestation on three rivers and thirteen or more lakes within Okanogan County. 

    For the full RFP, click here.

     

    Questions may be submitted, in written form, to:

    Terri Williams, Conservation Planner

    1251 S. 2nd Ave., Rm. 102

    Okanogan, WA 98840

    (509) 422-0855 x. 105

    Or emailed to: terriw@okanogancd.org

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  • 05/12/14

    Wildfire Season Is Here…Be Ready: Attend a Firewise Workshop May 17 in Twisp.

     

    Okanogan Conservation District is holding a Firewise workshop in Twisp on Saturday May 17 from 10 am-12 pm. The workshop will be at the TwispWorks conference room, 502 S. Glover Street, Twisp, WA

    The workshop is provided in partnership with Washington Department of Natural Resources, Okanogan County, and Okanogan Fire District 6. Local fire managers will discuss ways to prepare one's home and property for wildfire, and how to react when a wildfire is in the area. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Here’s what people are saying about our Firewise workshops: “I'd like to tell you how much our group enjoyed the workshop in Twisp yesterday.  I go to as many of these workshops as I can and it seems I learn something new each time.  [The presenters] did a terrific job and we really appreciate your time and the effort you put into these workshops.” 

     

    The national Firewise Communities program is an interagency program designed to encourage local solutions for wildfire safety. The program offers simple ways community members can work together to prevent their properties from becoming fuel for a wildfire.  Residents can reduce the risk of their home's ignition by simply modifying their homes and immediate surroundings. With adequate planning and cooperation among homeowners, public agencies, and community leaders, wildfires can occur without disastrous loss of life, property, and resources. In Okanogan County, the Firewise program is coordinated by the Okanogan Conservation District in cooperation with Washington Department of Natural Resources. 

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  • 04/22/14

    Come to the Chiliwist to watch, learn, and maybe even go home with an amazing yard sale find!

     

    Okanogan County's first nationally recognized Firewise Community is hosting an amazing array of events for National Wildfire Preparedness Day on May 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. The Chiliwist Yard Sale starts at 9, with proceeds to support Okanogan Fire District 3 (Malott). Firewise programs from multiple agencies start at 10. 

     

    All are welcome- hope to see you there!

     

    Schedule and directions: click here.

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