Much of our work focuses on riparian areas (the area between the land and water) and wetlands as these areas are vital to our overall water quality and to the well being of all wildlife.
For more information about our riparian/wildlife habitat restoration program, please contact
(509) 332-4101 Ext 108
Want to install some of these practices on your land? Click the link below to ask us for help!
Our most common practices are:
Riparian Forest Buffers: 35-50 foot wide plantings of native trees, shrubs, and willows bordering a river or stream
Commodity Buffers: A producer/landowner must install & maintain required buffer according to the type of waterway, tillage practice, and associated Soil Tillage Intensity Rating. Buffer payments are equal to or greater than the current value of production of the ground entered into the program. Learn more about Commodity Buffers HERE
CREP: The program compensates farmers for growing a different crop in streamside areas of their property — that crop is salmon habitat. Learn more about CREP HERE
Off –Site Watering Facility: a means of providing designated access to drinking water for livestock or wildlife.
Streambank Stabilization and Shoreline Protection: Treatments used to stabilize and protect banks of streams or constructed channels.
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation: Treatment of areas to improve site conditions for establishing trees and/or shrubs.
Other practices: Fencing, mulching, riparian herbaceous cover, conservation cover, sediment basin, beaver dam establishment and wetland restoration
This video shows our crew at PCD hard at work, and emphasizes how riparian restoration benefits both farmers and ecosystems