The district offers free, non-regulatory and no-obligation visits (what we often refer to as walk and talks) to livestock and crop farms to give landowners ideas on how to improve their farm or property, and also how to reduce the possibility that their property is negatively impacting the health of local streams, wetlands, and ultimately Puget Sound.
Livestock, Pasture and Hayfield Management
Rotational grazing and soil fertility
Manure management and composting
Water and runoff management
Cover crops and soil fertility
Pollinator and beneficial insect habitat
Sustainable growing practices
Water resource management and irrigation efficiency
Natural Resource Management and Regulatory Guidance
Fish and wildlife habitat restoration
Implementing conservation easements
Navigating code and regulations
Grand Farm's new manure structure
In 2014, the District helped Anni Grandia through our Cost-Share program to install a new, covered manure bin structure and exclusion fencing to prevent runoff pollution to Vaughn Bay.
Garth Highsmith, owner/operator of Dropstone Farm with a new litter of piglets. The District partnered with Dropstone through our Cost-Share Program to build a livestock exclusion fence.
Warwick Bryant, owner/operator of Kiwi Fencing, led a recent workshop on High Tensile Fencing, guiding 17 attendees in the installation of a stream exclusion fence at Charles and Marlene Pool's farm i