Organizations Supporting Private Lands

The list of organizations below can provide guidance for private lands in Southwest Washington. Select your county to find the most relevant organizations. Don't worry about finding the perfect organization though - they all work together and will redirect you to the right group after learning about your needs.

Southwest Washington Organizations

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DNR - Small Forest Landowner Office

Contact Person:

Tami Miketa

Number:

360-902-1415

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We seek to provide you and other family forest owners with technical and financial assistance that helps you meet your objectives for your lands -- whether it's to enhance fish and wildlife habitat, reduce fuels, increase recreation opportunities, improve forest health, produce revenue or all of the above.

Learn more on their website

Southwest Washington Small Forest Lands Conservation Partnership

Contact Person:

Mike Kuttel, Jr

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The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill program. The program packages funding from multiple NRCS programs to provide landscape scale conservation benefits by partnering with other groups and agriculture and forestry producers.

USFWS - Partners Program

Contact Person:

Nick George

Number:

360-753-9440

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in 1987 to help private landowners with habitat restoration on their property. Provides technical and financial assistance to landowners interested in restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land. Projects are custom-designed to meet landowners’ needs. Focus habitats and areas in Washington include Puget Sound prairie and oak woodlands, habitat adjacent to Western Washington National Wildlife Refuges, the Methow and Yakima watersheds, the Columbia Plateau and the Channeled Scablands/Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Stewardship Area.

Learn more on their website

WSU Extension Forestry

Contact Person:

Pat Shults

Number:

360-740-1213

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Forestry extension consists of expert staff and faculty who are dedicated to assisting landowners with the complex and rewarding task of forest stewardship. Our goal is to encourage and support small forest owners as they manage their properties towards their own goals. Whether your mission be enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, growing timber, improving recreation opportunities, or any number of creative goals, we offer up-to-date information backed by scientific research and access to a community of resources to help you make it happen. This local unit covers southwest Washington counties and provides a variety of classes, workshops, and seminars, as well as occasional on-site assistance.

Learn more on their website

Clallam Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-775-3747

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Providing information and technical and financial assistance to help you achieve your land use objectives in an environmentally sustainable manner. Assistance is provided at no cost.

Clallam Extension

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WSU Clallam County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Clallam County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

Clark Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-859-4780

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Clark Conservation District works with individuals and communities to protect, conserve, and manage water quality, soils, and natural habitat areas of the District for the benefit of present and future generations. Our District serves a wide range of residents living in urban, suburban, and rural areas. We believe voluntary conservation programs should be locally led, educational, economically feasible, socially acceptable, and sustainable over the long term.

Clark Extension

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WSU Clark County Extension programs engage people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

Cowlitz Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-425-1880

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The mission of the Cowlitz Conservation District is to protect and improve the natural resources of the District and to guide resource development and use to provide the highest quality of life for present and future citizens.

Cowlitz Extension

Contact Person:

Gary Fredricks

Number:

360-577-3014

Email:

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WSU Cowlitz County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Cowlitz County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

FSA - Chehalis Service Center

Contact Person:

Kaitlin Davies

Number:

360-748-0083 Ext. 2092

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The Farm Service Agency (FSA) helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress. The programs currently carried out in Washington State are related to conservation, disaster assistance, price support, farm loans, and energy programs.

FSA - Lower Columbia Service Center

Contact Person:

Betty Fahlenkamp

Number:

360-883-1987 Ext. 3055

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The Farm Service Agency (FSA) helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress. The programs currently carried out in Washington State are related to conservation, disaster assistance, price support, farm loans, and energy programs.

FSA - Pierce County Service Center

Contact Person:

Kaitlin Davies

Number:

253-845-9272 Ext. 106

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The Farm Service Agency (FSA) helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress. The programs currently carried out in Washington State are related to conservation, disaster assistance, price support, farm loans, and energy programs.

FSA - Snohomish County Farm Service Agency

Contact Person:

Susan Chamberlain

Number:

425-334-2828 Ext. 104

Email:

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress. The programs currently carried out in Washington State are related to conservation, disaster assistance, price support, farm loans, and energy programs.

Grays Harbor Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-208-4451

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To sustain and enhance the quality of and preservation of natural resources while providing for their use by current and future citizens of Grays Harbor County through locally led conservation practices.

Grays Harbor Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-482-2934

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WSU Grays Harbor County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Grays Harbor County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

Jefferson Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-385-4105

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Striving to maintain and expand economically viable agriculture and forestry operations, while protecting and enhancing Jefferson County’s natural resources by providing technical assistance to landowners, community groups, and local organizations and agencies.

Jefferson Extension

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WSU Jefferson County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Jefferson County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

Kitsap Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-204-5529

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We're a non-regulatory organization working cooperatively with private landowners to address water and soil concerns. We collaborate with farmers, residents, and businesses to work toward conservation goals.

Kitsap Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-228-7300

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WSU Extension engages people, organizations and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning and the applications of research.

Lewis Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-996-4560

Email:

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To provide technical and financial assistance for the conservation, protection, and development of natural resources within Lewis County.

Lewis Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-740-1212

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Mason Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-427-9436

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The Mason Conservation District is where farm stewardship and habitat conservation meet for the mutual benefit of people and fish. We provide technical and financial assistance to promote the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources to improve the quality of life for future generations.

Mason Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-427-9670 Ext. 680

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Washington State University Mason County Extension connects the people of Mason County to the research and knowledge bases of the state’s land grant research university providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for the residents of Mason County.

NRCS - Bremerton Service Center

Contact Person:

Frank Curtin

Number:

360-813-9709

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Chehalis Service Center

Contact Person:

Dave Rose

Number:

360-748-0083 Ext. 101

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Longview Service Center

Contact Person:

Lisa Schuchman

Number:

360-425-1880

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Montesano Service Center

Contact Person:

Noah Bates

Number:

360-249-5900 Ext. 102

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Olympia Service Center

Contact Person:

Robin Buckingham

Number:

360-704-7741

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Port Angeles Service Center

Contact Person:

Sarah Tanuvasa

Number:

360-488-4819

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS - Vancouver Service Center

Contact Person:

Lisa Schuchman

Number:

360-768-3045

Email:

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

Pacific Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-875-6735

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The Pacific Conservation District promotes sound volunteer conservation programs and provides technical assistance to foster a healthy relationship between people and the environment through non-regulatory, voluntary, and incentive-based programs.

Pacific Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-875-9331

Email:

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Washington State University Pacific County Extension connects the people of Pacific County to the research and knowledge base of the state’s land grant research university, providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for the residents of Pacific County.

Thurston Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-754-3588

Email:

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The mission of Thurston Conservation District is to educate and assist the citizens of Thurston County in the management of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, inspiring voluntary, incentive-based conservation practices

Thurston Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-867-2189

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Every day, Thurston County Extension works to extend the university’s knowledge—addressing real-world issues to help find new opportunities for our farmers, natural resource managers, families, young people, and business leaders to become successful and thrive.

Thurston Waterways

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There are many county, state and federal programs available to property owners in Thurston County. If you have a stream, lake, pond, river, shoreline, or wetland; even if it’s only seasonal – there are programs that may help you. Get help with flooding, help wildlife, reduce property taxes or earn income.

Wahkiakum Conservation District

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-795-8240

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The mission of the Wahkiakum Conservation District is to protect and improve the natural resources of the District and to guide resource development and use to provide the highest quality of life for present and future citizens.

Wahkiakum Extension

Contact Person:

Varies based on needs

Number:

360-795-3278

Email:

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WSU Wahkiakum County Extension programs connect the people and communities of Wahkiakum County with the knowledge base of Washington State University to promote quality of life and advance economic well-being through fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

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