What's New at the District
USDA Cost Share Opportunities
WICD is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service this year to streamline assistance for Whidbey farmers and ranchers to apply for the ever popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program ("EQIP"), increasing access to Farm Bill programs for historically underserved producers as part of our Agland Stewardship program.
Read through our fact sheets on the program and contact us to set up an orientation to learn more about how to apply!
Promoting natural resource stewardship and resilient ecosystems for present and future generations.
Conservation works best when people who live and work in an area learn to take care of their own natural resources. This is central to the nature of conservation districts, or CDs. CDs are community-based hubs of natural resource expertise and resources. We are staffed and led by locals who understand the needs of the landscapes and fellow community members that they serve.
Each of Washington’s 45 CDs serves a distinct geographic area: WICD serves all of Whidbey Island. Our purpose is to engage our own community with voluntary actions that keep our air, water, soil, habitats, and working lands healthy for all. While we are a political subdivision of Washington State, we are a non-regulatory agency; we do not enforce compliance or impose penalties, but instead we work collaboratively with people to help them responsibly and efficiently manage their land.
We look forward to helping you achieve your land use goals while improving our island's shared natural resources.