Washington's wetlands protect water quality, reduce flooding, provide aquifer recharge for drinking water and other uses, and provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife. VSP county projects work in partnership to protect, restore, and manage wetlands and their important functions through conservation and restoration projects.
Wetlands perform many ecological functions. Knowledge and understanding about the complexities wetland ecosystems represent is still developing.
Wetlands also provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including endangered species. Not all wetlands provide all of these benefits, and how your particular wetland works depends on its location and type.
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Pacific Conservation District (PCD) recently worked with a landowner who completed an exclusion fence for their cattle operation.Read More
Two Foster Creek CD (FCCD) projects showcase an ecosystem approach to improving natural resources, protecting geologically hazardous landscapes, improving habitat health, and ensuring agricultural viability within the Foster Watershed.Read More
Okanogan Conservation District (OCD) utilized VSP funding to work with a landowner to install livestock exclusion fencing, protecting riparian and wetland habitats from grazing sheep.Read More
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