Washington State Conservation Partnership

The Washington Conservation Partnership is a self-directed work group including representatives from State and Federal agencies, tribes, non-government conservation organizations, land trusts, local conservation districts, universities and private landowners. The primary goal is to use public-private partnerships to conserve important wildlife habitat throughout eastern Washington. Emphasis is placed on strategic conservation of wetland, sage-steppe, riparian, and Palouse Prairie grassland habitats. Activities of the Partnership are facilitated by the IWJV Washington Coordinator and formal decisions are made by an Executive Committee comprised of representatives of the following entities: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Yakima Nation and the IWJV Washington Coordinator. The Partnership welcomes input from conservation oriented interest groups and individuals focused on strategic habitat conservation within the IWJV boundary of eastern Washington.

Cheever Lake is a restored wetland on Turnbull National Wildlife Refugem south of Cheney, Washington.

Project Spotlight

Wetland focal areas for Channeled Scablands

In recent years, the Washington State Conservation Partnership has placed emphasis on using the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) under the Farm Bill to conserve and restore key wetland habitats in the Channeled Scablands and Columbia Basin. Three standard grants involving 17 partners have been approved to protect and restore over 3,000 acres of...