Experiencing Flood Damage?

Tell us about it by clicking on the link below. We are compiling a list of affected producers and working to show the need in our community. Please also contact your local FSA office to see about eligible emergency/disaster funding.

Tansy Workshops

Learn about controlling tansy ragwort. Click below for more information 

The District is Currently Hiring!

We are hiring for an Aquatic Habitat Restoration Project Manager and a Riparian Restoration Crew Member. Applications for both positions are due January 20th, 2022. 

Next Board Meeting

The next board meeting is scheduled for 10 AM Friday, February 18, 2022.

New Bulletin Board

A new page brought to you by the Grays Harbor Conservation District. Use this resource to connect with other landowners or farmers. 

Tree Request Form

Occasionally the district receives trees that can be offered to landowners at no cost. These trees are meant to restore wildlife habitat or reduce erosion. They are not meant for timber production. If interested, please fill out the form.

Voluntary Stewardship Program

The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is an alternative to traditional top-down regulations for the protection of critical areas on agricultural lands enabled under the State Growth Management Act.

No-Till Drill Now Available

GHCD is proud to present a No-Till Drill for local landowners. For more information, click below:

We assist landowners with nutrient management, farm planning, riparian planting, forest management planning, culvert assessment/replacement, and many other natural resource related issues.

If you are a landowner in Grays Harbor County who is interested in technical assistance or cost-share opportunities for conservation practice implementation, contact the Grays Harbor Conservation District.

What is a Conservation District?

Across the United States, nearly 3000 conservation districts offer free help to residents to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.

Their mission, which began after the devastating dust bowl era of the 1930’s, relied on working with farmers and rural landowners on a one-on-one basis. Hugh Hammond Bennett, Chief of the Soil Conservation Service, and Soil Scientist Howard Finnell, recognized the need for the conservation of soil and water, prevention of wind erosion, and taking care of the land.

Upcoming Events

  1. VSP Work Group Meeting

    February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Board of Supervisors Election 2022 Filing Deadline

    February 15 @ 4:00 pm
  3. GHCD Board Meeting

    February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Conservation in Washington State 

This legacy of conservation districts continues today, not only across the nation, but in Washington State as well. The Washington State Legislature passed RCW 89.08 in 1939, enabling the establishment of conservation districts in the state. There are currently 45 conservation districts in Washington State.

Grays Harbor Conservation District is a political subdivision of state government with no regulatory authority. We have been working with farmers, city residents, rural and suburban landowners on a voluntary basis since 1941.

We operate with a diverse staff ranging from engineers, resource technicians, restoration and program specialists, and administrative staff. More than half of the land in Washington State is privately owned. Without a doubt, the success of conservation efforts depends on private landowner participation.

Conservation Districts are sub-units of state government. As such, all 45 conservation districts in Washington receive some basic funding from the Washington State Conservation Commission. The District pursues local, state and Federal grants to further leverage our base funding. Wherever possible, the District partners with other entities to achieve similar goals working with land owners, urban, rural and sub-urban residents on conservation issues.

From forestry management to stream restoration, GHCD offers a wide variety of programs to help landowners meet their conservation goals.

To learn more about these opportunities, reach us by phone,
email, or simply visit our office located at 330 W Pioneer Ave in Montesano.