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

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

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Outdoor

Burning

 

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.

Posted: July 30, 2019

Updated: May 18, 2020

District 2019 achievements. 

(click to read report) 

 

Posted: February 27, 2020

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

May 27

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Ferry Conservation District Board meeting will have access for the public to listen. Call 1- (786) 535-3211 and when asked for the Access Code enter 716-103-293

The public will be able to listen only.

Date and Time TBA

Voluntary Stewardship Program  (VSP) Work Group Meeting

 

Meetings will be call-in only until further notice.

Conservation Corner

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

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...