We make cost share assistance available to landowners in designated Pierce County watersheds to implement best practices like these on farms.
Cross-fencing for rotational grazing
Manure and composting infrastructure
Livestock heavy use area protection
Cover crop seed purchase
Native and beneficial insect plantings
Riparian buffer plantings
Fencing to exclude livestock from waterways
Roof water management
Funding is provided through various sources such as: the district's rates and charges system, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, WA State Department of Health, WA State Department of Ecology, and WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Funding is provided on a reimbursement basis, and practices must meet USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service specifications. A district engineer provides design assistance when necessary. All practices must meet Pierce County Code requirements and all applicable permits must be obtained by the landowner prior to starting all projects.