Southwest Washington Conservation Programs

This tool does not replace speaking with experts and program providers. It is a supplemental resource.

We have done our best to collect all the programs in Southwest Washington. Some programs may be missing. CCLC is a collaborative effort and we encourage you to reach out to Rachel Santa Olalla to add anything missing.

Use the filters to see what programs are relevant for your land.

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Landowner conservation programs

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Agricultural Land Easements

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial

Protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land.

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Wetland Reserve Easement

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on your property.

Land-based Incentives

Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

Incomes and payments related to commodities.

Land-based Incentives

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Provider:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Program benefits: 

Marketing/Recognition

Get a starter kit and signage for your yard to help your outdoor areas support wildlife.

Land-based Incentives

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

For beginning farmers. Access farm ownership, operating, and micro loans.

Land-based Incentives

Best Management Practices

Provider:

Clark Conservation District

Program benefits: 

Free technical assistance

Live in Clark County. Priority best management practices planning services goes to those with established farms that are anticipated to be funded with District-provided funds. However, Clark Conservation District available funds change regularly. Sign up for the newsletter for current information.

Land-based Incentives

Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

Financial assistance for biomass crops.

Land-based Incentives

Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB)

Provider:

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Identify and remove impediments to salmon and steelhead migration

Land-based Incentives

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA)

Provider:

USFWS

Program benefits: 

Free technical assistance

Take action now to prevent future regulation restrictions if threatened and endangered species are nearby.

Land-based Incentives

Chehalis Basin Strategy: Aquatic Species Restoration & Flood Assistance & Resilience

Provider:

Chehalis Basin Board

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Get assistance to address aquatic species and increased flood risk

Planning Importance

Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps articulate and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type of programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.

Landscape Characteristics

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!

Contact Us

This tool is meant for you. If there are any ideas for improvement, if you're struggling to find something, experiencing difficulty navigating, program info is incorrect or missing, please contact Rachel Santa Olalla and she will take care of it ASAP.