We provide services and assistance with rural and urban conservation, forests and habitats, and invasive species. Learn more below.
Photo credit: Andy Bauer.
Children with Honeycomb.
Photo credit: Alex Pajunas.
We provide services for people living or working on rural lands, including small farms, rural residential areas, and agriculture operations. We provide advice and resources to help you address soil and water quality concerns. We look forward to working with you to ensure that your lands stay healthy, productive, and economically viable.
Nearly two-thirds of Washington County residents live in an urban setting – in single-family homes, apartments, and townhouses. We provide services and resources for everyone to participate in conservation, no matter what your home looks like. We can work with you to improve habitat in backyards and public spaces, grow sustainable gardens, and use water wisely.
We work with small woodland owners, farmers, and residential landowners to promote long-term forest health and sustainability. We are available to help you improve the health of your woodlands, reduce wildfire risk, and encourage productive forests that are managed for both wildlife and human livelihood.
Washington County is home to a variety of important habitat types, including streams, wetlands, oak woodlands, and prairies. We provide financial support and planning services to private landowners who are interested in improving the quality of habitat on their property. These restoration projects result in increased habitat for fish and wildlife, cleaner water, and healthier soil.
In collaboration with our partners and the dedicated residents of Washington County, we identify and treat invasive species that pose a threat to our landscapes and communities. Our staff identifies new infestations and works quickly to keep them from expanding. We provide advice and tools to help you manage invasive species on your property.
Public awareness and involvement are essential to conserving our natural resources. Our workshops, resources, and funding increase the community’s knowledge of local natural resource issues. Our goal is to empower you to take on conservation projects and actions in your home, your workplace, and your community.
Grants & Funding
We provide a variety of funding options to support conservation projects and events within Washington County. Through grants, we support the work of other organizations and community groups. Our cost-share programs allow us to support the efforts of individuals to implement conservation projects on their properties.
Specific grant criteria: