Notice of intent to Adopt 2019 Election Resolution

November 26, 2018 – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) intends to adopt a resolution establishing the 2019 election dates and election supervisor. Any interested person may submit written comments concerning the proposed election resolution.

Comments must be received by KCCD, no later than 12 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018. Comments may be addressed to Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District, 2211 W. Dolarway Road, Suite 4, Ellensburg WA 98926.

Additionally, comments may be made in-person at a public meeting to be held: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at 2211 W. Dolarway Road, Suite 4 Ellensburg WA 98926

A copy of the proposed resolution is located at the KCCD’s office. You may also request a copy by calling (509) 925-3352 ext. 207.

Second Application Cut-off Date for 5-Year Cost Share Program Announced

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (September 28, 2018) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a November 2, 2018 application deadline for the second sign-up period for the “Yakima Integrated Plan- Toppenish To Teanaway” project. This project is a five-year effort to address insufficient water/drought, water quality degradation, and inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife in priority areas in Kittitas County through the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Kittitas County Conservation District is accepting applications immediately. Interested farmers, ranchers or landowners should contact the District at 509-925-3352 or 2211 W Dolarway Road, Ellensburg. Read more here. . .

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -- KITTITAS COUNTY COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (August 8, 2018) – Pursuant to the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (H.R. 1904), notice is hereby given that the Kittitas County Conservation District on behalf of Kittitas County Public Works will hold a written public comment period from August 9th, 2018 – August 30th, 2018 for the Kittitas County Community Wildfire Protection Plan update. All written comments will be accepted electronically at rose-shriner@conservewa.net, submitted via letter dropped off at the Kittitas County Conservation District or received in mail by August 30th, 2018. Persons wishing to view the draft documents may access them at the KCCD website (click here) or contact the Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD), 2211 W Dolarway Rd Ste #4, Ellensburg, WA at (509) 925-3352 ext 202 for copies and/or if you have any questions.

Publication: Daily Record - August 9th, 2018    NKC Tribune - August 9th, 2018

Application Cut-off Date for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program EXTENDED

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (June 15, 2018) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a an extended deadline to July 18, 2018 for applications to sign-up for the Agriultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) through the “Yakima Integrated Plan- Toppenish To Teanaway” project. This sign-up is specific to Kittitas County and is funded through the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Click here for more information.

Application Cut-off Date for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Announced

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (May 18, 2018) – The Kittitas County Conservation District announces a June 22, 2018 application deadline to sign-up for the Agriultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) through the “Yakima Integrated Plan- Toppenish To Teanaway” project. This sign-up is specific to Kittitas County and is funded through the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Click here for more information.

Kittitas County Voluntary Stewardship Program Work Plan Submitted for Approval

Washington State’s Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) provides an alternative approach for counties to address Washington State’s Growth Management Act requirements. The program uses a watershed-based, incentive-based process to protect critical areas, promote viable agriculture, and encourage cooperation among diverse stakeholders. Kittitas County submitted their VSP Work Plan to the Washington State Conservation Commission on March 1, 2018. The public is invited to comment on any VSP work plan submitted to the VSP Technical Panel within 14 days of submittal. The public has until March 15, 2018 to comment on the plan. The public can use this public comment form to capture any comments made. The work plan can be accessed from the Conservation Commission’s VSP web page. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Eller at beller@scc.wa.gov or by phone at 509-385-7512.

District News Releases

October 13, 2017 - Application Cut-off Date for New Program Announced Five year RCPP project begins!

November 15, 2016 - Reed Diversion Dam Removal Underway

Press Coverage

April 11, 2017 - 17th Annual Elementary Agriculture Appreciation Day - Click here to see KIMA coverage of our April 11 event for third graders around Kittitas County and here to see coverage in the Ellensburg Daily Record.

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