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.

 

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: December 30, 2019

'Tis the Season

for Burning

 

The burning of forest debris is allowed per Department of Natural Resource rules.  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.

Posted: July 30, 2019

Updated: December 30, 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."

Pre-order until

Friday 

Jan. 31

Plant Pick-up

Friday

April 17 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Saturday April 18

9:00 AM- 2:00 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 until January 31.  Contact us (775-3473, ext 100) to inquire about special orders (large quantities only.)

 

Saturday

April 18

10:00 AM-

2:00 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.

 

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...

Announcements, News, Projects, Programs

2020

Annual Spring

Plant Pre-Sale

Begins!

Our Spring Plant Sale (pre-order), featuring native trees and shrubs, fruit tree, berries, grapes and other edibles is now underway! Plant flyer/order forms have been mailed to Republic, Curlew, and Malo residents.  The plant Sale flyer is also available  here. For more information about the plants offered, click here.

 

Posted: January 17, 2019

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: December 30, 2019

ferry conservation district 19-08 vsp.jp

'Tis the Season

for Burning

 

The burning of forest debris is allowed per Department of Natural Resource rules.  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.

Posted: July 30, 2019

Updated: December 30, 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  

Wednesday

Jan. 22

2020

5:30 PM

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors Meeting

Regular District business will be conducted.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Ferry Conservation District Office.

Saturday

February 1

9:00 AM-

4:00 PM

Forest

Owners

Winter

School

A hands-on

interactive

educational 

event for families who own forestland in Washington. A variety of workshops and presentations will help you gain more benefits from your forest. For more information, click here.  Presented by WSU Extension/Forest Stewardship.

Pre-order until

Friday 

Jan. 31

Plant Pick-up

Friday

April 17 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Saturday April 18

9:00 AM- 2:00 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 until January 31.  Contact us (775-3473, ext 100) to inquire about special orders (large quantities only.)

Wednesday

Feb 12

11:00 AM

Voluntary Stewardship Program  (VSP) Work Group Meeting

 

Meeting to be held at the old Curlew Fire Hall. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

 

Saturday

April 18

10:00 AM-

2:00 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

Winter 2019/20 Conservation District Newsletter now available! (to read, click here)

New this year: Milkweed

 

Planting trees, shrubs and edibles on your property provides multiple benefits.  Plants will beautify your property and add to its value.  The foliage and fruits of plants provide food for wildlife and for your family... (click to continue reading...) 

20 Plants 

Offered at  2020 Plant Sale.

 

Bluebird Nesting Boxes – Spruce up your old boxes (and make some new ones) in preparation for spring.

The 26th annual Spring Conservation Fair is fast approaching!   The popular bluebird nesting box building project will again be a featured activity at this April 18th event.    Each year, Curlew Job Corps Carpentry students provide precut pieces for bird boxes and assist children in assembling them.  Over the years, hundreds of kids have gone home from the fair with bluebird houses they can proudly say that they built themselves...(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

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...