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

Ferry Conservation District's 2021 Annual Spring Plant Sale (drive-thru) pickup is almost here!


We are looking forward to seeing all of our customers at the Fairgrounds on Friday, April 16 (10 AM-4 PM) and Saturday, April 17 (9 AM-1 PM) for our drive-thru Plant Sale Pickup!  COVID protocols will be in place.  Please park in the designated spot and stay in your vehicle.  We will bring your plants to you. Once we have dropped your order off by your vehicle, you may get out and load it.


Many native and ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials, fruit trees, berries, and grapes are still available.  For additional information, click here.

Posted: January 1, 2021

Updated: April 2, 2021

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

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  


Jan 1 until supplies are exhausted


Plant Drive-thru 

pickup:  April 16 and 17

Ferry Conservation District's 2021 Annual Spring Plant Sale 

Offering native and ornnamental trees, shrubs and perennials, fruit trees, berries, and grapes. For more information, click here.


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 (listen only.)  Monthly District business will be discussed. The public may  call in at (571) 317-3122.  Use access code: 176-588-013 when prompted.

Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors 



An election will be held for one seat on the Ferry Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Registered voters residing in the Ferry Conservation District (Ferry County) are eligible to vote.  The election will be held at the Conservation District office at 84 E. Delaware in Republic.  Social distancing and masking will be required.  For more details, click here.


March 24 

10:00 AM - 

4:00 PM

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)

Bluebird Nesting Boxes – Spruce up your old boxes  in preparation for spring

Once again, the Spring Conservation Fair has been postponed because of the pandemic.  Each year, Curlew Job Corps Carpentry students have provided precut pieces for bird boxes and assisted 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 constructed themselves... (Click to continue reading...)

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

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...)