Pierce Conservation District’s mission is to equitably support community-driven solutions to our most pressing local environmental challenges.
Pierce Conservation District’s vision is a Pierce County with thriving ecosystems and resilient communities.
What is a Conservation District?
Across the United States, nearly 3,000 Conservation Districts—almost one in every county—are helping local people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources. Conservation Districts are non-regulatory. We're here to help you implement best practices for conserving local natural resources, not to fine you for not using best practices.
Known in various parts of the country as “soil and water conservation districts,” “resource conservation districts,” “natural resource districts,” “land conservation committees” and similar names, we share a single mission: to coordinate assistance from all available sources—public and private, local, state and federal—in an effort to develop locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns.
Among other things, conservation districts help:
Implement farm, ranch and forestland conservation practices to protect soil productivity, water quality and quantity, air quality, and wildlife habitat
Conserve and restore wetlands, which purify water and provide habitat for birds, fish and numerous other wildlife
Protect groundwater resources
Assist communities and homeowners to plant trees and other land cover to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife and beautify neighborhoods
Help developers control soil erosion and protect water and air quality during construction
Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.