What We Do

Pierce Conservation District works with local landowners and public agencies to conserve natural resources that are essential to both our economy and our region’s quality of life. Our collaborative efforts with citizen volunteers to create a just food system, improve water quality, promote sustainable agriculture, and recover wildlife habitat, is the heart of our mission.

Our district’s roots run deep in our community. Created in 1949 as part of a national response to the ecological disaster of the 1930s known as the Dust Bowl, we have worked for over 65-years to help local farmers, cities, and citizens address numerous sustainability challenges. Conserving our natural resources for future generations gets more difficult with each year, making the work of Pierce Conservation District more important than ever.

The District’s Scope is defined by the high priority areas for habitat function, water quality improvement and natural resource protection within the four main watersheds of Pierce County as defined by District partner jurisdictions, tribal governments, regional Salmon Recovery Lead Entities, Local Integrating Organizations and other partner agencies and organizations. Nearly everything the District does is in partnership and support of others’ goals and priorities. Every project is identified as a priority by our partners and guided through stakeholder feedback and direction or is an implementation of a project already identified in an approved natural resource improvement plan.