King Conservation District (KCD) is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington State and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Our mission is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources through responsible stewardship. A five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for all KCD programs and activities.
Since 1949, KCD has been helping the people of King County manage their natural resources. We educate landowners, schools, scientists, consultants and agencies in how to recognize problem situations and how to avoid creating them. We also provide technical assistance in solving their problems.
We promote conservation through demonstration projects, educational events, providing technical assistance and, in some cases, providing or pointing the way to funds which may be available for projects. KCD has no regulatory or enforcement authority. We only work with those who choose to work with us.
All landowners within the KCD boundaries are entitled to free information and technical assistance for water quality protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, farm management plans, soil and slope stability information, native plant products, manure exchange information, volunteer opportunities, stream restoration/enhancement assistance and many other natural resource topics.
KCD works hand-in-hand with the local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS provides technical assistance to KCD, conducts training sessions for KCD personnel and develops the practices and standards which KCD uses to develop and implement its projects.
KCD is funded primarily by a per-parcel assessment fee. Most cities and all of unincorporated King County are members of King Conservation District. KCD receives some funding from the Washington State Conservation Commission. We also receive grants from other state, federal and local sources such as the Urban Resources Partnership, Washington Department of Ecology, the Conservation Commission Research Grant and King County Community Development Block Grants. Although KCD is authorized by the state legislature, it is not a state agency and does not receive an ongoing operating budget from the state’s General Fund, as most state agencies do.
The KCD office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call, fax, write or stop by our office at:
1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130
Renton, WA 98057
|Hours:||Monday — Friday
8:30 AM — 5:00 PM