Mason Conservation District
Promoting sustainable use, conservation and restoration of natural resources in the community.
Mason Conservation District works directly with residents and property owners to provide technical assistance and conservation support to Mason County, which encompasses the southern reach of Hood Canal and many bays and inlets of southern Puget Sound, including portions of the Olympic National Forest.
- Conservation Planning
- Soil testing
- Conservation landscaping
- Forest stewardship planning
- Events and workshops
- Native plant sale
- Water management
Mason CD excels in its Shore Friendly Mason program, linking waterfront residents with the technical support and resources needed to make informed, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly decisions about shoreline management.
Their Southern Hood Canal Riparian Enhancement Program, in collaboration with the Mason County Noxious Weed Control Board and Hood Canal Coordinating Council, has received funding from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office for assessment, inventory, and subsequent treatment for invasive vegetation plaguing riparian areas of Hood Canal watersheds. Mason CD’s Biochar Study includes trial sites that were treated with two types of biochar, planted with a cover crop and then seeded with winter squash.