To provide technical and financial assistance for the conservation, protection, and development of natural resources within Lewis County.
History of Conservation Districts
In the 1930’s a drought, along with farming practices of the time, created an ecological disaster known as the “Dust Bowl.” In 1937, President Roosevelt wrote the governors of all states recommending legislation that would allow local landowners to form soil conservation districts. There are nearly 3,000 conservation districts in the United States. In Washington, conservation districts were created by RCW 89.08. Learn more here.
The Lewis Conservation District is located in the USDA Service Center:
1554 Bishop Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
(closed on national holidays)
Board meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the USDA Service Center.