Working together for better water food air for Southern Residents.

Working together for better water. forests. food. soils. ground.

Better water. forests. food. soils. ground.

The Snohomish estuary, prior to the Smith Island project being completed. Taken by Snohomish County staff.

Orca Recovery Day is October 15! This is a day of action across Puget Sound to support the Southern Resident Killer Whale population. Whether it’s planting native trees, removing invasive species, or collecting litter around your community, there are actions you can take to support orcas and make your surrounding environment healthier.

Forests are one of the largest habitats under threat within the Puget Sound region. Join us in strengthening your forest stewardship and learning about our Regional Forestry Pilot Program.

Working together for better ground

We can grow gardens, educate our youth, and change the world – one property at a time. It starts with you and your local Conservation District.  

What is a conservation district?

For more than 75 years, conservation districts across Puget Sound have been helping tens of thousands of rural and urban residents build Better Ground. They provide free, hands-on expertise to help make your property improvements a reality. You may even be eligible for financial assistance to complete your dream project!

We can help...

Better Ground offers ideas and incentives for creating a home, yard, and/or garden that is good for you, your family, and the environment. Learn from other homeowners how to make your landscape easier to care for and more enjoyable.

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Better Ground is here to help, no matter your property type whether it’s farmland, pasture, streamside, shoreline, forested, or anything in between! We can work together to create a property that is more enjoyable and chore efficient.

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Better Ground is about building communities. We can all affect change, and where better than with your friends and neighbors? Contact us to help engage your school, apartment, place of worship, or other community group in conservation projects!

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Meet the voices behind Better Ground.

Years ago, the twelve Puget Sound conservation districts (PSCDs) joined together, forming a collaborative, regionally-focused caucus. Learn who we are and what our heart is for our combined communities. 

Connect with your local conservation district!

In each county of Puget Sound, there is a conservation district to assist you, free of charge. Our trusted staff include professional engineers, urban/rural planners, educators, conservation crews and more.

It starts with you and your local conservation district.

Request a site visit today!

Now’s the time to connect with your local district. 

Trees for Resilience Toolkit

The Puget Sound region isn’t as forested as it used to be. Now more than ever, trees in urban spaces are important! We have a toolkit created by professionals, for professionals to integrate urban forests and tree canopy into the fabric of their communities for greater livability and resilience.

Main photo is of the Snohomish estuary prior to the Smith Island project being completed. Taken by Snohomish County staff.