The Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Washington with powers and authorities identified in the RCW 89.08. We are led and operated locally by an elected and appointed Board of Supervisors who oversees our team of staff. The GCCD serves all of Grant County and the irrigated portion of Adams County, with our main office located in Moses Lake.
Established by the State Legislature in 1939, the Washington State Conservation Commission provides guidance and support to the GCCD and 45 other conservation districts across the State of Washington.
Our mission is to address local natural resource conservation issues by creating local working solutions through educating and serving District land occupiers in the voluntary implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).
History of Conservation Districts
The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930's caused a national crisis. Congress responded by declaring soil conservation a national priority. Conservation districts were created to connect the technical and financial resources of the federal government with local volunteers and landowners who knew the land best. Today, nearly 3,000 conservation districts operate in the United States to help develop solutions to local resource concerns.