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!







6th Grade Essay Contest Winners6th Grade Essay Contest Winners

6th Grade Essay Contest Winners

This year we asked students to discuss ways to improve pollinator habitat. The winners from Washtucna read their essays at our annual workshop and received trophies in recognition of their outstanding efforts.

Wyatt Gordon got 1st place (middle), Lexy Hamilton came in 2nd, and Cooper Jessop was 3rd.

A big thanks to Janet Camp and her students for taking the time to learn about the importance of pollinators and the little things we can all do to support their survival!






Adams County Burn Permitting 2016

Adams CD will continue to issue burn permits for Adams County as a convenience to our local operators. While application forms may be available at other offices, we are the only agency within the county appointed to issue permits. Please make sure your application is thoroughly completed and submit it to Adams CD or the WA Department of Ecology. We  may not be able to process your permit on the same day we receive your application, so be sure to plan ahead if possible. You can also send application materials and check to the Department of Ecology for processing within 7 days. Agriculture burn permit applications and related information can be found at


Burn Permit Refund Policy
Refund requests for spring (Jan-Jun) burn permits must be submitted to Adams CD by June 15th.
Refund requests for fall (Jul-Dec) burn permits must be submitted to Adams CD 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) to the Washington State Department of Ecology.




FFA Land Judging Contest 2016

Adams CD enjoyed hosting the Adams County FFA Land Judging Contest in October. It was a beautiful crisp fall morning for everyone to be out in the field learning. Sixteen schools and more than 220 students participated in the contest. Tekoa won first place, Oaksdale came in second, followed by Rosalia in third. Ron Hennings was kind enough to let us hold the contest on his property off of Rehn Road. A big thanks to Mike and Justin McKenzie for donating time and equipment digging the pits. Keith Harrington, a soil scientist from the Pasco NRCS office, did a great job preparing for and judging the contest. We hope that students, teachers, drivers, and helpers all had a great time and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!



Conservationist of the Year

Do you know a landowner/operator who’s making an effort to protect our natural resources? Now is your chance to applaud their accomplishments.

The Adams Conservation District presents a "Conservationist of the Year" award to a deserving individual or farm family that maintains and exemplifies conservation minded management. Examples of activities that qualify a person for Conservationist of the Year include:

  • Utilizing Best Management Practices including, but not limited to: soil and water conservation, rangeland health, pest management, manure/waste management, wildlife habitat enhancement, etc.
  • Successfully using innovative approaches to protect the natural resources on their land
  • Enrolling farm acreage in a farmland easement program
  • Implementation of conservation practices that also positively impacted their production systems through improved yield, input use efficiency, and/or profitability.

If you know someone whose management has resulted in improvements in resource conservation and environmental enhancement, please send us a brief description of your nominee’s conservation activities and achievements. The award is inclusive of all farming enterprises. You may nominate as many qualified candidates as you wish. All nominations must be received by November 15, 2017. The recipient will be honored at our annual meeting typically held at the end of January.

Nominations can be emailed to Cara at (Title: Conservationist Nomination) or sent to Adams Conservation District, 118 East Main Avenue, Ritzville, WA  99169.