Spokane Soil Conservation District

The Spokane Conservation District (SCD) has been active in the Spokane-area since the 1940s, teaching & facilitating sustainable land use and conservation practices to meet current needs while also planning resource use for the future.

The SCD was formed in 1973 through the consolidation of the Southwest Spokane, North Spokane, Central Spokane, and Latah-Rock Creek districts. We currently serve the citizens and resources of Spokane County, excluding Deer Park, and we work across county lines through the use of Memorandums of Understanding. An example of this is our Direct Seed Loan Program, which is administered in more than 15 Washington State counties, and a few North Idaho counties.

We believe that the best agricultural land should be maintained for agriculture. We provide technical assistance and tools to help landowners manage and protect natural resources throughout the United States. This includes:

  • Conduct education and demonstration projects
  • Carry out improvements to conserve natural resources
  • Make equipment and materials available to landowners to assist them in conserving natural resources
  • Hold public hearings, annual meetings, and perform other actions to keep citizens and agencies informed

There are now nearly 3,000 conservation districts nationwide.