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Voluntary Stewardship Program: Going Strong!

The District is moving forward helping area farmers and the county implement the VSP work plan. VSP is a voluntary alternative to regulation under the Critical Areas Ordinance. It demonstrates that the critical areas on ag. ground are being protected through voluntary conservation measures. These are things most farmers and ranchers are currently doing, like no-till and protecting riparian buffers. Progress is reported at 5-year intervals. And the stakes are high: if we can’t demonstrate that area farmers and ranchers are protecting critical areas, then ag. will be regulated under the strict requirements of the Critical Areas Ordinance. To learn more, contact the District office and check out the VSP web page here.

September 8, 2020

September 14, 2020 Board Meeting Call-in Only

In keeping with state guidance regarding holding public meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions, the September meeting of the WWCCD board of supervisors will be call-in only.  […]
July 9, 2020

July 13, 2020 Board meeting Call-in Only

In keeping with the state guidance regarding holding public meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions, the July meeting of the WWCCD board of supervisors will be call-in […]
June 5, 2020

June 8th Board Meeting Call-in Only

In keeping with the state guidance regarding holding public meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions, the June meeting of the WWCCD board of supervisors will be call-in […]
May 9, 2020

May 2020 Board Meeting Call-in

In keeping with the state guidance regarding holding public meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions, the May meeting of the WWCCD board of supervisors will be call-in […]
April 10, 2020

Call-In Board Meeting April 2020

In keeping with the state guidance regarding holding public meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions, the April meeting of the WWCCD board of supervisors will be call-in […]
April 2, 2020

New rules regarding leave time.

The federal government, as part of the Covid-19 relief act, has added some new paid leave requirements on employers, including the Conservation Distinct. The district was […]
March 25, 2020

Burn Permitting during Covid-19 restrictions

The important business of farming continues even as other work grinds to a halt.  Producers can make an appointment for assistance on Wednesdays: call the office […]
February 26, 2020

VSP Work Group Meeting March 3rd 2020

There will be a meeting of the VSP Work Group at 1:30, March 3rd, 2020 at the Conservation District office board meting room. The VSP March […]
February 25, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Burning 2020 Flood Debris

The county has sent out a news release about burning flood debris. The Special Storm and Flood Burn Permit 2020 has all the details you need […]