Better Ground

Puget Sound Conservation Districts Caucus

We’re here to serve you.

Conservation districts have served Washington state for more than 75 years. This rich history bloomed from the dedicated staff, partners, and leaders working with conservation districts throughout the decades. In 2006, the twelve Puget Sound conservation districts (PSCDs) joined together, forming a collaborative, regionally-focused caucus.

Our shared vision is a future in which private land managers and local residents are actively engaged in building community, stewarding natural resources, and playing an essential role in restoring and maintaining a healthy and productive Puget Sound and Salish Sea. 

Regional Programs and Services of the Puget Sound Conservation District Caucus

To enhance the collective capabilities and capacity of PSCDs and to assist regional partners in understanding the scope, scale and strength of the PSCD system, the Caucus has compiled a comprehensive portfolio of the Puget Sound-wide programs and services that addresses the region’s high priority natural resource concerns on multiple scales – from individual parcels to watersheds to the entire Puget Sound region. Individual program areas are described in the following sections.

We work toward our vision by

Aligning our conservation programs with regional priorities

Ensuring consistency in technical programs across boundaries

Engaging residents in actions that protect & enhance natural resources

The best way we can better our community is by working together and pooling our resources. Better Ground is meant for all of us.

Check out what we've accomplished since 2016.

Positions for Hire

Working in conservation is a great opportunity to become more familiar with the land. There are no regional positions currently open for the collaborative PSCD. Please check your District’s website to find any local job listings available.

Mason Conservation District is hiring a district engineer! Opportunities of the position include designing fish and wildlife habitat improvements, working with a diverse community, supporting local agriculture with engineered farm improvements and enjoying a balance of office and outdoor work. The position supports the Missions of the Conservation District Cluster members (Mason, Thurston, Kitsap, and Jefferson County Conservation Districts). Through the Conservation District Cluster, the position serves a broad geographic area of primarily Southern Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and the Chehalis Basin watershed. In this capacity, the position may respond to information/assistance requests or advice to support individual landowner objectives across a large geographic area. Visit masoncd.org/employment-opportunities to learn more about the position and how to apply!

Puget Sound Conservation Districts Regional Forestry Pilot Program

We’ve launched a Regional Forestry Program! Our program is funded through the Puget Sound National Estuary Program. See our process for prioritizing our work and our Engagement Strategy for reaching out to forest landowners.