FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHAT IS A "CONSERVATION DISTRICT"?
A. Conservation Districts are non-regulatory units of local government dedicated to land, water, and soil conservation. We do not enforce compliance or impose penalties, but instead work collaboratively with landowners to help them responsibly and efficiently manage their land.
Q. HOW DOES THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT DECIDE WHERE PRIORITY AREAS ARE FOR PROJECTS?
A. Based off of community feedback, the staff and Board of Supervisors develop a 5-year Long Range Plan, identifying the values that guide our work, selecting priority natural resource concerns and conservation needs, and defining measures of success.
Q. WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ON PLANTING A PRAIRIE?
A. Be sure to check out our page on the Palouse Prairie here, or feel free to contact us for more information.
Q. WHO CAN HELP ME WITH DECIDING WHAT TO DO WITH MY LAND?
A. Several of our staff members can help. Call the mainline at 509-332-4101 for a free site visit and personal consultation, or fill out this form to request assistance.
Q. HOW CAN I TELL HOW CLEAN THE STREAM OR RIVER BY MY PROPERTY IS?
A. PCD monitors some (not all) streams and rivers throughout Whitman County. The data is available here.
Q. WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT INVASIVE WEED CONTROL?
A. Several of our staff can help you with basic weed identification and provide some reference information or technical assistance. Call us at 509-332-4101.
Q. I WANT TO DO A NEW PROJECT ON MY PROPERTY, DO I NEED A PERMIT ?
A. Perhaps. Feel free to contact us for an evaluation of your project. We are happy to direct you towards the right permitting and resources, if needed.
Q. IS THERE ANY FUNDING OR GRANTS TO HELP PAY FOR MY PROJECT?
A. Possibly! Our grants and funding assistance are very competitive, usually with a wait list, and with limited funding, it is difficult for us to help everyone right away. If you are still interested please contact our offices for more information or fill out this form to request assistance.