The mission of the Ferry 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: March 29, 2021

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."

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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Upcoming Events  

Wednesday

April 28 (call-in meeting)

5:30 PM

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors Meeting 

The Ferry Conservation District Board meeting will have access for the public The public may listen only at  (872) 240-3311.  Use access code:  246-521-373   when prompted. District business will be discussed.

Date and Time To Be Announced

Voluntary Stewardship Program  (VSP) Quarterly Work Group Meeting

 

The public may attend this call-in meeting (listen only.) Call-in number and access code to be announced.

Conservation Corner

Articles and Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Conservation District Newsletter now available! (to read, click here)

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The weather has warmed and the snow is long-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

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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...)

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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...)