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

Has your property or agricultural operation been negatively 

 

impacted by the recent wildfires? 

Let us help you assess your recovery needs and options.  Contact us by email:  dave.hedricks@conservewa.net or by phone: 509-775-3473 ext 100. Or click here for form to print and mail or scan/email to us.

Posted: September 18, 2020

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

 

Wildfire Season 

is in the

Rear-View Mirror

 

Cooler (cold!) and wetter (snow!) fall weather has arrived.  Ferry County's ban on open burning was lifted on October 5.  Burn bans on the Colville National Forest as well as on Department of Natural Resource (DNR) jurisdiction lands have also been lifted. Restrictions on working in the woods have been rescinded. (For more specific information on different types of burning and woods work allowed on DNR lands, visit the DNR website.) 

     As always, continue to be careful when burning, making sure your campfire is dead out before you leave a campsite

 

Posted: July 30, 2020

Updated: October 23, 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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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

Oct. 28 (re-scheduled from Sept. 23)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (note later start)

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors Meeting 

The Ferry Conservation District Board meeting will have access for the public to listen. Call 1-312-757-3121, Access Code: 626-771-005 when prompted. Monthly District business will be discussed.

The public will be able to listen only.

Next meeting date to be determined

5:30 PM 

Voluntary Stewardship Program  (VSP) Quarterly Work Group Meeting

 

The public may attend this call-in meeting (listen only.)  

Conservation Corner

Articles and Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2020 Conservation District Newsletter now available! (to read, click here)

                 The Benefits and                         Hazards of Bees and                    Wasps

 

                   Much has been written in recent years about the importance of bees.  Honeybees as well as thousands of species of native bees provide pollination services for much of the plant world.  Gathering pollen and nectar to take back to their hives, bees move some of the pollen from anther to pistil, effectively fertilizing the plant so that a seed may form.  (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...