Office Closure

Because Central Klickitat CD is housed in a USDA Service Center, our office will be closed during the federal government shutdown (effective Saturday, January 20th).   We will continue to check email, and will respond to and assist you as well as we can; you can contact us at  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you, and look forward to returning to normal operations just as soon as Congress does its job.

Election Resolution

2018 Supervisor Election and Appointment

In 2018 there will be two seats open on the Central Klickitat Conservation District Board of Supervisors – one elected and one appointed.

Candidates for the elected seat should submit application forms to CKCD by 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018.

For the appointed seat, applications and supporting materials must be received by the Washington Conservation Commission no later than March 31, 2018.

To learn more, contact Mindy Pomerinke at (509)773-5823 x 5 or .


The District meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm (except February when it follows their annual meeting) at the district office in the USDA Service Center in Goldendale. The public is welcome to attend.

The CKCD is a proud member of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts.

2018 Plant Sale

2018 plant sale catalog.2

2018 order form

January board meeting schedule and location change

CKCD’s January 2018 regular board meeting will be held jointly with Eastern Klickitat CD on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 4:10 p.m. at the Bickleton fire hall.

2017 Census of Agriculture

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to our nation’s producers. Mailing in phases, all census questionnaires should be received by late December. The deadline to respond is February 5, 2018. Producers can respond online at (take advantage of new timesaving features and the convenience of being accessible on most mobile and desktop devices) or by mail.

Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by trade associations, researchers, policymakers, extension educators, agribusinesses, and many others. The data can play a vital role in community planning, farm assistance programs, technology development, farm advocacy, agribusiness setup, rural development, and more. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. Every response matters. Every voice helps shape the future of U.S. agriculture. For more information, visit or call (800) 727-9540.

The Census of Agriculture is your voice, your future, your opportunity.


The Central Klickitat Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting at 5:00 p.m. on December 19, 2017 at 1107 S. Columbus Avenue in Goldendale, WA to adopt a resolution setting the date, time, and location of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest – webinar series

Announcing the first in a six-part webinar series:
Climate Considerations for Dryland Farmers
Monday, November 13, 2017 8:00-9:00 am PST

Click here for more information and to join the webinar (open 30 min before start)
This webinar is free and no pre-registration is required.

A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) – Pacific Northwest Agriculture, this webinar is the first installment of a six-part series on Advances in Dryland Farming in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Katherine Hegewisch, University of Idaho, and Dr. Liz Allen, Washington State University, will explore how climate patterns influence dryland agriculture in the inland Pacific Northwest and look at expected impacts of climate change in the region. They will discuss examples of growers in the region implementing production practices that will enhance the resilience of farmland under projected future changes. They will also provide specific guidance about how producers can access online tools and apply information from models to a broad range of production management decisions.

Future webinars in this series will be posted on the series webpage and archived versions will be available following the live webinar.

Klickitat Conservation Newsletter – Spring 2017