Underwood Conservation District (UCD) helps landowners and land managers enhance and protect natural resources on a voluntary basis. This can include assistance such as conservation planning with attention to forest planting and thinning, water and soil protection, wildlife habitat improvement, wildfire risk reduction (Firewise) and much more. UCD can also help arrange for cost sharing assistance in implementing projects that improve or protect natural resources. Like other conservation districts, UCD is a not-for-profit, non-regulatory agency, available to assist landowners in natural resource conservation.
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UCD News and Announcements
We are now accepting orders for tree and shrub seedlings!
Offered again this year – native meadow grass and wildflower seed mixes!
CLICK HERE to see details and to order.
Forest Contractors Workshops
Beginning February 6th, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS), the Nature Conservancy, and WSU Extension are hosting a series of free business planning classes designed to assist forest contractors.
Classes will be from 6-8pm Thursday evenings at the White Salmon Library.
Click here to see details.
Mill Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project – Request for Proposals
UCD has received grants from the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Fish Passage Program and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board to develop final design plans, specifications, and construction bid package documents for constructing a fish passable stream crossing of Lakeview Road over Mill Creek in the White Salmon River watershed.
The Mill Creek Fish Passage Restoration project will provide passage to quality spawning and rearing habitat. Species that will potentially benefit include migratory and anadromous populations of bull trout, sea-run cutthroat, summer/winter steelhead, spring/summer/fall Chinook Coho, and Pacific lamprey, as well as resident populations of rainbow and cutthroat trout. The anadromous species listed have begun or are expected to use White Salmon River tributaries, including Mill Creek, since passage has been restored past the former Condit Dam at river mile 3.3.
Conservation District Annual Report – Available Now
Conservation Districts across Washington State are doing amazing things for our natural resources. If you’d like to read more about the good work being done, please read our 2013 statewide Annual Report! It’s available at this link. The one-page report on UCD’s local accomplishments can be found on page 56 of the report.
UCD’s Annual Plan can be downloaded and read by clicking here. If you have input about the natural resource needs of the district and what UCD should be working on, please don’t hesitate to contact us. At the very least, use our Website Contact Form (see below) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, answering this question: What could UCD do to support or enhance natural resources in Skamania and western Klickitat Counties?
Sign-up for Underwood Conservation District’s E-Newsletter
Stay in the know about upcoming workshops and events as well as news items for farmers, orchardists and forestland owners. Also, learn about conservation-oriented grant programs and UCD’s native plant sale through UCD’s e-newsletter. Sign up or edit your contact preferences by clicking here or contact Carly at email@example.com (we won’t share your information).