Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Improve water quality for shellfish.
Projects voluntarily installed by conservation districts and landowners that build cumulative results for shellfish recovery. Pollutants flowing into Puget Sound and the Pacific coast periodically cause shellfish growing areas to close. These closures threaten our state’s shellfish industry – which generates an estimated 2,700 jobs and over $70 million in labor income per year – and our obligation to provide shellfish for tribal harvest.
The Shellfish Program helps fund voluntary, watershed-based efforts that are proven-effective at improving water quality and re-opening shellfish growing areas.
Projects must improve water quality in shellfish areas.
Funding for projects including manure management, livestock exclusion, stream restoration, and other projects
Local conservation district
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps articulate and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.
See how your land fits into the broader context of conservation, ecosystem services, and working lands values across the landscape. It could help decide which program is right for you!