The mission of the Ferry County Conservation District is to safeguard the rural lifestyle and sustainable use of natural resources of Ferry County, for present and future landowners, residents, and visitors by offering technical and financial assistance, outreach, and education through partnerships.
Announcements, News, Projects, Programs
The Conservation District Office is closed - but we are still available to help you.
Due to the evolving coronavirus virus, our office staff is working remotely.
For assistance, click here.
Posted: March 24, 2020
Updated: April 7, 2020
Thanks to our loyal Plant Sale customers! We would like to thank you for bearing with us during this difficult COVID-19 crisis and helping to make our 2020 Spring Plant Sale a success! We hope that in 2021 we will be able to return the plant sale to its standard format.
Posted: May 18, 2020
Program (VSP) Biennial Report 2017-19
For additional information about VSP, click here.
For a larger image of the graphic below, click on the image.
Posted: June 20, 2019
Updated: December 30, 2019
Presently there is no burn ban in effect per Department of Natural Resource rules. However, it is always prudent to exercise caution when burning outdoors. For the latest information on burning, go to this DNR site and click on "Highlands FDRA". For more details on burning, take a look at this excellent DNR brochure on burning outdoors in the northeast area of Washington.
Updated: May 18, 2020
District 2019 achievements.
Posted: February 27, 2020
Posted: January 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Ferry Conservation District Board meeting will have access for the public to listen. Call 1-(646)749-3112. Enter Access Code: 886-679-965 when prompted.
The public will be able to listen only.
Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) Work Group Meeting
The public may attend this call-in meeting (listen only.) To attend call 646-749-3112. Enter Access Code: 110-498-461 when prompted.
Articles and Newsletter
Winter 2019/20 Conservation District Newsletter now available! (to read, click here)
Managing Your Property for Native Pollinators
Pollinators are animals, primarily insects, who move pollen from the male part of a plant (anther) to the female part of the plant (stigma) or another of the same species. This service provided by the pollinator results in the production of seed and in turn aids in the propagation of that plant. (Click to continue reading...)
It’s Tick Season!
The weather has warmed and much of the snow is gone except on the highest peaks. It’s the season to work in the yard, walk on the property, take the kids on a hike or a bike ride. Unfortunately, we humans are not the only ones becoming more active as spring progresses. The ticks are out, too, and boy, are they hungry!...(Click to continue reading...
Diseases and Insect Pests in our Local Forests
Pine trees are dying by the thousands in the American West. Responsible for this devastation is a small insect known as the mountain pine beetle... (Click to learn more
The Black Cottonwood:-
Mainstay of a Healthy Riparian Zone
Found in great numbers up and down the banks of the Kettle and Sanpoil Rivers (and their tributaries) is a tall, rough-barked, deciduous tree. This tree, the black cottonwood ...(Click to continue reading...)
for Home Heating
In the past, we wrote about a number of relatively easy steps you could take to conserve energy and money while staying warm and cozy in your house. Hopefully you have incorporated a few of those ideas and you are now looking for more ways to conserve.
Perhaps you are considering retrofitting your heating system, or you will be building a new house and choosing a heating method. Continue...