Next Board Meetings:
Next regular meeting:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
9:00am - 10:15am
To evaluate the qualifications of applicants for public employment, the Board will meet in Executive Session from 10:15am - 11:30am
The meeting will be held in the WICD Conference Room
1 NE 4th St, Coupeville
Open to the public
WICD Mission Statement
The Whidbey Island Conservation District serves present and future residents of Whidbey Island by supporting a healthy environment, and promoting voluntary, incentive-based options for conserving natural resources through educational outreach as well as technical and financial assistance.
Consulting Forester and Silvicultural Contractor Directory
One key take-home message from any Forestry class is the need to hire a qualified professional to manage a timber sale, do a planting, control vegetation, thin, etc. There are two types of professionals you might need, consulting foresters and silvicultural contractors. A consulting forester provides professional forest management services to landowners. A silvicultural contractor provides the labor and equipment to perform forest management tasks such as site preparation, tree planting, vegetation control, pre-commercial thinning, slash disposal, etc. Some companies provide both forestry consulting and silvicultural contracting services.
A common question has been how to find the professional who is right for you. A searchable online directory is now available from WSU Extension here. The directory is statewide in scope, up-to-date, and currently has 85 companies listed.
District Office, Coupeville
Most people agree that conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. As legal sub-divisions of Washington State government, conservation districts are self-governed by a five-member volunteer board that establishes local priorities and sets policy. The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Whidbey Island's renewable natural resources. Its priorities and goals include:
The Whidbey Island Farm Tour is taking a break in 2016.
After 10 amazing years, the event is on hold while we work on a new strategy moving into the next decade. Read more here.