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Washington State Conservation Commission

The purpose of the Washington State Conservation Commission is to provide administrative support to the network of 47 local Conservation Districts. It is a small state agency that coordinates district programs statewide and disseminates conservation information and supports technical training to local Conservation Districts.

Conservation Districts are subdivisions of state government run by volunteer boards of supervisors who direct local solutions to natural resource conservation issues on private land. Conservation Districts also work in close partnership with the technical and engineering staff of the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal agency with a similar mission. Conservation Districts and the NRCS often work out of the same office to better coordinate their efforts.

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