ACD July Board Meeting

Due to the coronavirus there will not be an in-person meeting at the district office until further notice.

Board meetings will take place virtually via Zoom or you can also participate by phone.

If you'd like to participate, please call Cara at 509-659-1553 ext. 1 or email her at to receive login/call-in instructions and password.

Meeting materials: June minutes



July 16, 2020 at 7:30p.m.


                                                                                Call to Order

                                                                                Reports from Guests/Partner Agencies/Manager


                                                                                        Partner Agencies       

                                                                                             - WSCC

                                                                                             - NRCS




                                                                                Old Business 

                                                                                    - District representation and promotional items

                                                                                New Business

                                                                                    - WCS membership renewal and MOU

                                                                                    - Review subcontract with WSU for well monitoring

                                                                                Public Comment

                                                                                Executive Session





Burn Permits

The District will temporarily not be able to process burn permit applications. However, you can still submit your applications to the Department of Ecology. Permit applications can be found on Ecology’s website at You can also contact Pat at our office to schedule a time to pick up an application (509-659-1553 ext 2). If you have questions about burning or filling out the applications please call Ecology at 509-329-3400 and ask to speak to the burn team member on duty. 


Burn Refund Policy

Refund requests for spring (Jan-June) burn permits must be submitted to Ecology by June 15th.

Refund requests for fall (July-Dec) burn permits must be submitted to Ecology by December 15th.

A $37.50 processing fee applies to all burn permits and is non-reimbursable.

Please remember to submit your post burn report

(blue postcard or online) to the Washington State Department of Ecology.




5th Grade Field Day



What a wonderful morning of fun in the sun with our local 5th grade students! Seventy-four students from Benge, Lind, Odessa, and Ritzville participated in this year’s event. Topics discussed were soils, weeds, wildlife, recycling, weather monitoring, and bees. Adams CD would like to thank Steve Schofstoll, Bruce Sauer, Brian Fode, and Samantha Crow with the WSU Dryland Research Station in Lind for allowing us to use their facility and helping to make this a great day. We would also like to thank the presenters who took time out of their busy schedules to spend the morning educating our kids on natural resources and conservation. Presenters included: Keith Harrington (NRCS), Meagan Gilmore (Dept. of Ecology), Kourtney Stonehouse (Dept. of Fish & Wildlife), Eric Bell (Adams County Noxious Weed Board), Steve Schofstoll and Bruce Sauer (WSU Research Station), and Marylin and Joe Geiger (West Plains Beekeepers Association). Thank you to the teachers, assistants, and bus drivers who are always helpful and make it possible for us to share this information with the students. We hope you all had a splendid time and look forward to seeing you again next year!


Greg Schlomer - Conservationist of the YearGreg Schlomer - Conservationist of the Year




Congratulations Greg Schlomer

Greg Schlomer was recognized as Conservationist of the Year at Adams CD’s annual workshop in January.

Mr. Schlomer has installed 5 miles of exclusionary fencing along the Palouse River and 8 miles along Union Flat Creek. He’s also installed numerous off-stream watering facilities including 6 solar powered well systems for watering livestock in remote pastures. Mr. Schlomer’s outstanding efforts to protect water quality, encourage riparian re-vegetation, and support rangeland health are an inspiration. Thank you Greg for your continued commitment to protecting our natural resources!