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Backyard Conservation

Palouse Conservation District implements, manages, and participates in a wide array of backyard restoration and conservation projects throughout Whitman County. We work with a variety of funders and are available to help assist landowners with educational, technical, and financial assistance to improve, enhance, and restore habitats of all shapes and sizes.  We can help with the design, planning, and implementation of a project and can help find funding if none is currently available.

Backyard Conservation encompasses many types of conservation, including native plants, pollinators, wildlife habitat, water conservation, nutrient and pest management, and composting.

Native Plants

Native plants are adapted to our climate, require less maintenance, and provide food and shelter for local wildlife. 

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Citizen Science

Citizen science, also called participatory science, offers ways for you to engage directly with science on the ground!


Learn more about how you can help the pollinators of the Palouse!

Water Conservation

Learn how to protect our surface waters and conserve our groundwater resources!


There are many simple steps that you can take to transform your home into a water conscious landscape

Habitat Restoration

We can help you restore native Palouse Prairie on your property. Find out how!

Check out our other resources on backyard conservation:

Eastern Washington Invasive Weed List

Learn how to identify and control invasive weeds found in eastern Washington

Bat Box Guidelines

Bats are super bug eaters! They eat disease-causing insects, including mosquitos, and they are an important component of any healthy ecosystem. Help give them a home!

Rain Garden Guidelines

Learn how to build a rain garden and find out what plants do well in those areas!

Composting for Farms and Gardens

Watch this educational talk presented by Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs as part of our Spring 2021 Conservation Talk Series.

For questions on weed control, contact:

Randy Stevens, Conservation Coordinator 553-1851

For questions on nutrient management, contact:

Tami Stubbs, Conservation Coordinator 553-1856

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