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.

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Office Closed for Presidents’ Day

We will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Join us on Tuesday, February 21st, at the Goldendale Grange Hall for our all-day Annual Meeting.

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Free Mobile Chipping Program

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2017 Annual Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Goldendale Grange Hall (228 E. Darland Street)


8:15 AM         Welcome and Introductions

8:30 AM         CKCD updates

8:45 AM          NRCS Reports and Announcements

9:00 AM          * Farm Worker Safety (presented by the Department of Labor & Industry)

10:00 AM        * Farming in the 21st Century: How Biotechnology Will Transform Our Industry

11:00 AM        Farmland Preservation

11:30 AM        PUD Irrigators Update

12:00 PM        Lunch – sponsored by RJR

12:30 PM        * Herbicide Resistance

1:30 PM         Financial Risk and Risk Management Options for Wheat, Hay and Cattle

2:30 PM         Best Management Practices for Improving Soil Health

3:30 PM         * Noxious Weed Control

4:30 PM          Adjourn


* Approved for pesticide credit.

The morning and afternoon sessions qualify for two pesticide credits each, for a total of four credits if you attend both sessions.

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2017 Plant Sale Catalog

Click to view a downloadable catalog and 2017order form.

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Winter 2016 Klickitat Conservation Newsletter

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2017 Election Resolution

Resolution # 2016-01

December 20, 2016

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the Central Klickitat Conservation District (“District”) operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to conservation districts.

WHEREAS the District is governed by a five-member board, as set out in RCW Chapter 89.08 and WAC Section 135-110.

It is RESOLVED that a poll-site election for an open position on the District board of Supervisors will be held on February 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Goldendale Grange Hall, 228 E. Darland Street, Goldendale, Washington.

The elected position whose term is expiring in May 2017 is currently held by Dan McCarty.

The appointed position whose term is expiring in May 2017 is currently held by Dave Guenther.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on the current composition of the District board of supervisors.

The filing deadline for candidates to file their candidate information is Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  Interested candidates must file their candidate information at the following location:

1107 S. Columbus Avenue, Goldendale WA 98620.

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request absentee ballots from the District is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  Absentee ballots can be requested from Mindy Pomerinke at Central Klickitat CD, 1107 S. Columbus Avenue, Goldendale WA 98620, (509)773-5823 x 5, cdoffice@ckcd.org.

The election supervisor will be Mindy Pomerinke.

A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov/.

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Upcoming Board Vacancy

The Central Klickitat Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity to contribute to natural resource conservation in your community by running for an upcoming open seat on the Board of Supervisors in the February, 2017 supervisor election.  There is also one appointed position expiring in May; the application for appointment, which is due by March 31, 2017, is to be completed on-line through the Washington State Conservation Commission’s website (scc.wa.gov) or you can click here to access it directly.  All newly-elected and appointed supervisors begin serving in May.
Supervisors are public officials who direct the activities of the conservation district.  Although they serve without compensation, they are eligible to be reimbursed for appropriate district-related expenses.
For more information, please contact the Central Klickitat Conservation District or visit the Washington State Conservation Commission website at http://www.scc.wa.gov/.
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CKCD Cost-Share Program

Do you have a conservation project in mind for your property? Would it benefit water quality or decrease wildfire risk? If so, Central Klickitat Conservation District may be able to provide technical assistance and even cost-share. Possible projects include streambank stabilization, riparian plantings, livestock exclusion fencing, barn roof runoff management, or wildfire fuels reduction.

The cost-share program is an incentive program intended to defray landowner costs for implementing conservation practices. Reimbursement funding for up to 75% of project costs (depending on the funding source) may be available, once your project is approved by the District’s Board of Supervisors. Contact Kent Apostol or call (509) 773-5823 x 5 to discuss project ideas.

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After the Fire

WSU Extension and DNR ran an excellent article entitled “After the Fire” in their latest edition of “Forest Stewardship Notes.” Click here to be re-directed to the article on their website.

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FSA Offers Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool

For many years, FSA has offered the Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet as a resource for agricultural producers to list information concerning the need for hay or the availability of hay. Now, in response to requests from livestock producers and landowners, FSA has expanded the site to include the option to list a need for grazing acres or to list acres available for grazing.

If, due to extenuating circumstances, producers are in need of hay and/or grazing acres to support livestock, please use Hay Net to post an advertisement seeking these resources. Likewise, landowners who have hay and/or grazing acres available for livestock producers should post a Hay Net advertisement as well.

Hay Net is brought to you by FSA as a public service. The sole purpose of this online resource is to provide a site for the exchange of information. FSA does not endorse, guarantee, or otherwise make representations of any kind regarding any user of this site and FSA is not responsible for defining the terms of grazing agreements or lease contracts. For more information about Hay Net and other FSA services and programs, please contact your local FSA office. Note: you do not need to register to browse ads, but you do need to register in order to post ads.

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