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

Hunt Waterfowl by

Permission on District Property

 

Call (775-3473, ext. 100) or visit the Conservation District to obtain a  permit to hunt waterfowl on District properties on Roberta Lake or on the Kettle River in Danville.  Four individuals per day per property.  No hunting without a permit. For WDFW regulations, click here.

Posted: September 13, 2019

New!  Read the

Ferry CD

Voluntary Stewardship 

Program  (VSP) Biennial Report 2017-19  

(click here to read)

For additional information about VSP, click here.

For a larger image of the graphic below, click on the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: June 20, 2019

Updated: September 10, 2019

ferry conservation district 19-08 vsp.jp

2019 Fire Season

Comes to a Close

 

Recent rain (and snow!) has reduced the local fire danger level to "low".   The burning of forest debris is again allowed per Department of Natural Resource rules.  For the latest information on wildfires still burning in other regions and on rules for burning and working in the woods, click here.

 

Posted: July 30, 2019

Updated: October 7, 2019

District 2018 achievements. 

(click to download and read report)

 

Posted: January 14, 2019

Homes can be protected from the destructive forces by following Firewise practices such as removing flammable materials from around your house, increasing crown separation or nearby trees, thinning and pruning smaller trees, keeping grass cut short.  Keeping property "lean, green and clean."

Upcoming Events  

Barstow Meeting

Monday 

Nov. 4

Republic Meeting

Tuesday

Nov. 5

1:00 PM -

3:00 PM

(both meetings)

Ferry

Conservation

District

5 Year

Planning Introductory Meetings

Attend  one of these informational meetings to find out how the Conservation District plans for the future. Bring your conservation ideas and resource concerns and contribute to the process.  

 

Meetings will be held at the Kettle River Grange in Barstow  (just off Hwy. 395) and at the Eureka Gulch Community Clubhouse in Republic (75 N. Keller).  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday

Nov. 13

5:00 PM

Voluntary Stewardship Program  (VSP) Work Group Meeting

 

Held at Ferry County Commisioners' Office, Republic.

Wednesday

Dec. 11

2019

5:30 PM

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors Special

Meeting

This special meeting combines the regular November and December meetings.  Regular District business will be conducted.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Ferry Conservation District Office.

Pre-order starts

Thursday 

Jan. 2

Plant Pick-up

Friday

April 17 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Saturday April 18

9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

2020

Annual

Spring

Plant Sale  

Our Spring Plant Sale (pre-order only) features native trees and shrubs, fruit tree, berries, grapes and other edibles.

 

New this year:  Milkweed plants. Add this colorful perennial to your property and help monarch butterfly recovery.

Preview our 2020 Plant Sale flyer here.  Pre-order plants starting January 2.  Contact us (775-3473, ext 100) to inquire about special orders (large quantities only.)

 

Saturday

April 18

10:00 AM-

1:00 PM

2020

Ferry

County

Spring

Conservation Fair

Learn about the natural resources of our county.  Enjoy educational workshops, booths, displays and live demos by contractors who work with local natural resources. Fun and informative for all ages. To be held at the Ferry County Fairgrounds.

 

Conservation Corner

Articles and Newsletter

Summer/Fall 2019 Conservation District Newsletter now available! (to read, click here)

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

about pests and diseases which could be affecting your trees...)

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...)    

Choose your

Fuel Wisely-

Conservation Considerations

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...