Whether you’re a livestock owner or a crop producer, KCD Resource Planners can help you develop a plan that will meet your land use goals and protect the natural resources on your property. This service is offered free of charge.
KCD is developing a comprehensive set of services to assist landowners with maintaining and improving agricultural drainage systems.
KCD provides nutrient management planning assistance to licensed dairies in King County, which helps with 1998 Dairy Nutrient Management Act compliance and Concentrated Animal Feed Operation regulations.
KCD has several pieces of farm equipment available for land managers to borrow or rent.
Soil nutrient testing can help guide the application of compost and fertilizer, allowing you to optimize plant uptake and minimize water pollution.
Through Manure Match, landowners who have more manure or compost than they can use on their own property can connect with other landowners seeking a source of nutrients and organic matter for their gardens, pastures and crops.
Agricultural property owners interested in protecting and enhancing fish habitat can participate in a federally funded land rental program that compensates lost production based on a “soil rental rate” and provides up to 100% of the funding needed to plant a stream buffer.
KCD launched the Community Agriculture program in 2015 to supply expertise and resources to schools, individuals, non-profits, and churches, which helps expand access to healthy food and teach important lessons on soil health, water quality, habitat, and natural resource stewardship in the urban landscape.
KCD’s Discovery Farms® program evaluates the effectiveness of on-farm conservation practices implemented by KCD and our cooperators.
KCD has complied a variety of resources to help citizens enhance pollinator habitat throughout the area.
KCD’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides landowners with cost-share assistance to support implementation of conservation practices on private property.