Better Ground

Whatcom Conservation District

Building on tradition while meeting today’s challenges.

Whatcom CD has a wealth of information concerning water quality issues, management of small and large farming operations, and implementation of best management practices (BMPs). The District publishes newsletters, hosts educational workshops and tours, and offers opportunities for volunteers to get involved.

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The best way to get to know your local Conservation District is by contacting them.

Services include:

  • Farm resources
  • Landowner tools
  • Youth programs
  • Hedgerow
  • CREP
  • Fish Passage
  • Water Quality
  • Native Plant Sale


Whatcom CD has four primary program areas that foster a healthy, sustainable relationship between people and the environment. 

Education & Outreach:  Promoting conservation values by offering a variety of opportunities that nurture place-based connections

Conservation Planning:  Supporting local landowners by empowering all to protect our natural resources and ensure their sustainable use

Science & Research:  Increasing understanding of conservation practices by providing collaborative information, tools, and resources for landowners

Habitat & Restoration:  Offering voluntary and incentive-based programs that empower landowners to be stewards of the land and water