What is the Conservation District?

  • The Asotin County Conservation District includes all of Asotin County excluding incorporated cities and towns. The Conservation District also serves the Grouse Flat area of Garfield County.
  • The District is governed by a Board of Supervisor, of whom three are elected by local farmers and two are appointed by the State Conservation Commission or Governor.

What does the District do?

  • The primary function of the District is to assist landowners and others who participate in making land use decisions. This takes the form of encouraging proper use and treatment of renewable natural resources and making available the necessary technical and financial assistance.
  • The District also identifies resource conservation problems and opportunities for solving these problems.
  • As a result of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, Section 208, the District developed a Program of Best Management Practices and a plan for the implementation of those practices.

What are the District Goals?

  • Maintenance and improvement in the quality of the Resource Base.
  • Protect and improve the quality of the environment.
  • Provide planning assistance to all landowners.
  • Provide a Comprehensive Information and Education Program.