Protection oriented toward wildlife habitat is guided by WDFW's priority habitat species list. Protection in these areas is specifically aimed to increase fish habitat.
The Best Available Science, or BAS, is used to evaluate the intricate relationships that exist between wildlife, wetlands, and human activity.
Much of the VSP's activity in this area is focused on increasing fish habitat, however, "fish and wildlife conservation areas" does not include artificial features like irrigation delivery systems, irrigation infrastructure, irrigation canals, or drainage ditches that lie within the boundaries of and are maintained by a port district or an irrigation district or company.
Learn more about critical area definitions.
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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