2019 Drought Workshop Scheduled
A Drought Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 7PM at the Armory (901 E 7th Ave, Ellensburg). The workshop is open to irrigators, water right holders and the public and will include information about programs and assistance available to respond to the low water availability conditions predicted for irrigation districts and in tributaries. Click here for more information.
KCCD is Hiring
March 15, 2019 – The Kittitas County Conservation District is currently advertising for a Resource Technician I. This is a two year grant funded position working with landowners and Farm Bill programs. The position is open until filled with the first review of applicants on April 1, 2019. See application instructions here.
Notice of Automatic Re-Election and Cancellation of February 12 Election
January 16, 2019 – The Kittitas County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent, Mark Moore, has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being the only person filing for the position by the filing deadline of January 15, 2019. Therefore, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed on February 12, 2019, pursuant to WAC 135-110-370. For further information, please contact the District at 509-925-3352, ext. 1
Notice of Expiring Positions
December 18, 2018 – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) has two expiring positions on the Board of Supervisors. The Board is made up of five members, three of which are elected locally and the other two are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. One elected position and one appointed position expire in 2019. For more information on how to apply for either position click here.
2019 Board of Supervisors Election set for February 12, 2019
December 18, 2018 – The Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD) Board of Supervisors has set their 2019 election for February 12, 2019. For more information on on the election locations and times, and voting instructions, click here.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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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