Welcome to UCD

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.

This website undergoes occasional updates and improvements.  Thanks in advance for your patience if you find any glitches or can’t find what you’re looking for. If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to call our office and speak with someone on staff: 509-493-1936.

UCD News and Announcements

Conservation Practice Cost-Share Program now accepting applications

Do you have a conservation project in mind for your property?  Would it benefit water quality, wildlife habitat, or other natural resources?  If so, Underwood Conservation District may be able to help you find funding for your project. UCD is currently seeking landowners with thoughtful stewardship project ideas and preliminary plans.  See our Cost Share Program Flyer  for more information, or the Cost Share page of this website.

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 newly-updated 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 info@ucdwa.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. Click the “View Our Newsletters” link to the right, and sign up or edit your contact preferences by clicking here or contact Carly at carly@ucdwa.org (we won’t share your information).