Farm and Property Visits
Livestock, Pasture and Hayfield Management
- Rotational grazing and soil fertility
- Manure management and composting
- Water and runoff management
- Mud prevention
- Cover crops and soil fertility
- Pollinator and beneficial insect habitat
- Sustainable growing practices
- Water resource management and irrigation efficiency
Natural Resource Management and Regulatory Guidance
- Fish and wildlife habitat restoration
- Implementing conservation easements
- Navigating code and regulations
Shoreline Property Technical Assistance
Growing salmon need small creek deltas and small creek mouths for rearing, but after years of development, many historic creeks have vanished or been directed to drainage pipes. Docks and bulkheads along the shoreline can also limit habitat. The Pierce Conservation District is in the process of developing a shoreline de-armoring education and outreach program in which we will host public and homeowner information workshops. In addition, we now provide shoreline property technical assistance site visits. If you would like to obtain more information on de-armoring your shoreline or schedule a site visit, please contact Rene' Skaggs.
Grand Farm's new manure structure
In 2014, the District helped Anni Grandia through our Cost-Share program to install a new, covered manure bin structure and exclusion fencing to prevent runoff pollution to Vaughn Bay.
Garth Highsmith, owner/operator of Dropstone Farm with a new litter of piglets. The District partnered with Dropstone through our Cost-Share Program to build a livestock exclusion fence.
Warwick Bryant, owner/operator of Kiwi Fencing, led a recent workshop on High Tensile Fencing, guiding 17 attendees in the installation of a stream exclusion fence at Charles and Marlene Pool's farm i