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Coming up within your Conservation District

Upcoming Classes and Workshops in the Northwest


Get involved, learn and reconnect with the land through workshops, classes and lectures on subjects ranging from bio-dynamic farming to environmental leadership to beekeeping.


Our Mission

To work with landowners and residents to develop sustainable land use practices that protect and conserve San Juan County’s soil and water for habitat, forestry, farming, residential and other uses.


We Can Help

The San Juan Islands Conservation District helps islanders to preserve our natural resources through education and assistance by providing free services, project finding and technical assistance.



Links, Articles, and exciting Videos about Conservation, Stewardship, and Environmental Science

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Voluntary Stewardship Program

Conservation Districts are in the business of voluntary stewardship.  The San Juan Islands Conservation District (SJICD), like the other 44 Conservation Districts across the state, promotes the use of best management practices (BMPs) by landowners to protect and enhance natural resources.


Soil Analysis Opportunity

The San Juan Islands Conservation District provides one free soil analysis for everyone who has taken advantage of our Farm Planning or Cost Share program. If you have not taken advantage of these programs, you still qualify as a San Juan County resident for a reduced fee.



Composting turns food waste into fertilizing soil, which saves money and enriches your garden.



Climate change is affecting ecosystems around the world, and especially here at home in the Salish Sea. Click here for an introduction to this global issue, and links to education about the science behind climate change



Browse our maps of local watersheds, soil types, and more!

Monitored Watershed Labels

Conservation Projects Completed!

In 2013, the San Juan Islands Conservation District provided financial and technical assistance to landowners and residents in implementing twelve on-the-ground conservation projects.


…that land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics

~ Aldo Leopold