Walla Walla County Conservation District

WWCCD was established in 1961 when two previously organized conservation districts in the county merged. Conservation districts are considered a political subdivision of the state. They bridge the gap between local landowners and federal or state agencies. We are directed and led by a board consisting of three elected and two appointed supervisors. Our board includes irrigators from the west end of the county and dryland farmers from the east side. The District has ten employees and is headed by District Manager, Rick Jones.

As a non-profit conservation district, we obtain grants to assist landowners in implementing conservation practices that protect natural resources. We offer technical assistance (professional advice) and cost share when possible. For example, if an irrigator is concerned about saving water, but can’t afford expensive upgrades, he or she can come to the district for help. We can offer free technical assistance and possibly help pay the cost of upgrading to a water saving system. This helps conserve our county’s water resources. Other district programs help landowners reduce erosion, protect endangered fish species, improve water quality, and conserve their soil.

We believe that complex environmental problems can be solved through voluntary cooperation rather than by regulatory mandates. We will do this by creating and then implementing proactive programs that respect both the need of landowners and the natural resources of the County.

Contact Walla Walla County Conservation District

Rick Jones
District Manager
325 North 13th Avenue
Walla Walla, Washington  99362
Phone: (509) 522-6340
Fax: (509) 343-2791


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Walla Walla County, Washington

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