The Kittitas County Conservation District works with local landowners and land managers (public and private) to conserve natural resources that are vital to our economy and our quality of life. At the heart of our work are collaborative efforts to partner with landowners, public agencies, tribes and the general public to create and maintain resilient working landscapes through voluntary incentive based measures.
Our district’s roots run deep in the community. The Kittitas Conservation District was created in 1942, followed by the Cle Elum Conservation District in 1948, as part of a national response to the Dust Bowl. The two districts combined in the 1960’s to create the Kittitas County Conservation District. We have worked for nearly 75 years to assist local land managers to address the many challenges to long term sustainability.
Rose Shriner (email contact for Kittitas) manages and administers fuel reduction, forest health, FireWise grants. I also provide assistance to the community in with emergency plans and recovery, and GIS technical support.