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
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
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.
Updated: October 7, 2019
District 2018 achievements.
Posted: January 14, 2019
1:00 PM -
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.
Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) Work Group Meeting
Held at Ferry County Commisioners' Office, Republic.
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.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday April 18
9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
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.)
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.
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
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...