2019 Central Klickitat CD Election

A poll-site election for a board seat on the Central Klickitat Conservation District will be held on February 20, 2019 at the Goldendale Grange Hall (228 East Darland St, Goldendale, WA) in conjunction with CKCD’s Annual Meeting. Polls will open at 9:00 AM and close at 1:00 PM.  Registered voters who reside within the Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. Candidates must be registered voters residing in the conservation district. The candidate filing deadline is January 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Elections procedures are available at the district office. Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters but must be requested on or before 4:00 PM on January 30, 2019.  Please contact election supervisor Kaci Bartkowski at (509)773-5823 x 108, kaci@ckcd.org or at the District office at 1107 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620 for candidate applications, absentee ballots, or if you have any questions. All further election information will be posted on the website at ckcd.org.


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.

2019 Supervisor Election Canceled

There will be no election held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual meeting on February 20th. The incumbent was automatically re-elected.

Election Resolution Meeting

CKCD will have a call-in meeting to set the supervisor election date on 12/20/2018 at 5:00 pm. If you wish to attend, you can call and request the call-in number or come to the office at 5:00 pm.

CKCD Special Meeting 8/8/2018


June Joint Board Meeting

Central Klickitat’s regular board meeting has been moved to June 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bickleton Fire Hall in conjunction with Eastern Klickitat’s board meeting.

Grazing Canola Field Day May 15

Oregon State University Extension will host a field day on Tuesday, May 15th featuring grazing canola.  Call OSU Extension at 541-296-5495 for more information.

Flyer Wasco Crop Tour Flyer 2018

Wasco County Crop Tour
May 15, 2018
Time Topic

7:30-8:00 am
Introductions and Refreshments
Brian Tuck, OSU; Wasco Co. SWCD
Auction Sales Company Gravel Lot (1400 US Hwy 197)

8:30-9:30 am Winter Canola Trials
Karen Sowers, WSU
Brewer Ranch
Old School House
Roberts Market Rd.

9:45-10:15 am
Scouring Rush Control
Andy Hulting, OSU
Brewer Ranch
Old School House
Roberts Market Rd.

10:45-12:15 pm
Precision Irrigation
Robert Wallace, WyEast RC&D

Zonal Soil Sampling
Dusty Eddy, ATI

Aerial Imagery From Drones
Michael Leslie, Howling Boy Tech
Ashbrook Ranch (75 Heimrich St. Dufur)

Special Thanks to the following for contributing to this year’s event:
Oregon State University and Washington State University
Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District and WyEast RC&D
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Brewer Ranch
Ashbrook Ranch
Howling Boy Tech

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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.

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.

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.