Farm and Landowner Assistance

In recent years, watershed studies and water quality assessments have revealed that farm operations can be significant contributors of non-point source pollution to the surface waters of Pierce County if not managed properly. Through a planned approach using Best Management Practices (BMPs), non-point pollution can greatly be reduced. Conservation planning provides the landowner with useful guidance on pasture rotation, fencing design, gutters and downspouts and waste storage designs. In some cases the District is able to provide some financial assistance to landowners implementing best management practices.


To obtain assistance in making improvements for your farm, contact Rene' Skaggs (east Pierce County) or Paul Borne (Gig Harbor and Islands) at 253-845-9770.