OUR MISSION

Fostering the voluntary conservation of natural resources by providing the

tools, education, technical expertise, and financial assistance

to support our local community.

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS, PCD OFFICE HOURS ARE LIMITED AND

WE ARE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

BURN PERMITS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PHONE AND EMAIL.

If you would like to request a phone appointment with staff for technical assistance or

to schedule a burn permit, please see our staff webpage.

We are committed to keeping our community and staff safe while ensuring that critical services are maintained.

To continue operations PCD staff will telework as necessary to respond to local closures and personal needs. 

All of our employees are well-equipped, efficient, and accountable while teleworking. 

Thank you for your understanding as we all work to keep our community safe and healthy!

Local solutions for your conservation goals

Assisting landowners in meeting their conservation goals through voluntary, incentive-based programs

Agriculture

Conservation practices individually designed to increase your farm's soil health while protecting water quality and reducing soil erosion

Riparian

Our monitoring and research team are testing the quality of water and particulates in streams so we can all enjoy their benefits

Habitat

Upland and riparian habitat restoration programs that are designed to work with your needs and pair excellently with our agriculture assistance. 

Livestock

Our assistance for livestock can create forage and grazing rotations for your farm, or upgrade facilities and fences; all of which improve our water sources and soil health

Education & Outreach

We are eager to engage with adults and children through classroom education programs, public events, and festivities.

Upcoming Events

To see all upcoming events or to register for an event, see our Calendar of Events

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Saturday July 10th

9:00am to 12:00pm

Pullman Community Garden

at Koppel Farm

Family-friendly ‧ Refreshments Insect netting & Identification

Bee hotel raffle

Join us for this family-friendly

event to learn all about the pollinators we have here on the Palouse and take part in our iNaturalist citizen science project!

Our staff has been busy showing case our work in amazing ways, like Story Maps. These interactive webpages can detail our data, maps, pictures, and narrative in a fun and easy to view format. 

This Story Map, "Conservation on the Palouse" details all of our work since 1998, allowing you to see the changes and conservation we have been able to implement throughout Whitman County. 

To view this Story Map in full screen click the link below. 

Adult steelhead entering Alpowa Creek have been declining for years throughout Washington and Idaho. "Alpowa In-steam Habitat Restoration Projects" shows how PCD and their partners are working to improve freshwater habitat through innovative stream reconstruction and vegetation restoration. These efforts can improve survival and resiliency from adult spawner (eggs) to juvenile migration in the freshwater life stages and buffer the decline endangered steelhead.

To view this Story Map in full screen click the link below.