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Adams County Burn Permitting 2017

Adams CD will temporarily be unable to issue burn permits for Adams County. However, agriculture burn permit applications and related information can be found at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/aginfo/agburnpermitpage.htm. Please make sure your application is thoroughly completed and submit it with check to the WA Department of Ecology (address on front page of application). Ecology is usually able to process applications within 3-4 business days. Below are copies of the field and spot burn applications. If you have questions about filling out the application or burning contact Ecology at 509-329-3400 and ask for the burn team member on duty.

Field Burn Application

Spot Burn Application

 

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 or online) to the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Meeting Agenda

Adams Conservation District

118 East Main, Ritzville, WA  99169

August 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

                                                                                        Call to Order

                                                                                        Reports from Guests/Partner Agencies/Manager

                                                                                            o   Partner Agencies       

                                                                                                        NRCS

                                                                                                        WSCC

                                                                                            o   Manager Work Report

                                                                                                        Grant funding status

                                                                                        Minutes

                                                                                        Financials

                                                                                        Old Business

                                                                                            o   Surplus updates

                                                                                        New Business

                                                                                        Executive session

                                                                                        Public Comment

                                                                                        Adjournment


 

Livestock watering facilityLivestock watering facility 

                                        ACD Field Tour

The Adams Conservation District recently hosted a field tour to highlight better management projects and discuss local resource concerns. Partners that attended included the Washington State Conservation Commission, neighboring Districts, Ducks Unlimited, and NRCS. Thank you to everyone who participated, we hope you had a great time and we appreciate your support!

For tour pictures and highlights visit http://scc.wa.gov/acd_tour_17/

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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 chadamscd@hotmail.com (Title: Conservationist Nomination) or sent to Adams Conservation District, 118 East Main Avenue, Ritzville, WA  99169.