UCD supports the efforts of several watershed committees in the Conservation District. These groups serve as local voices, helping UCD and others to identify projects, prioritize projects, assist in planning efforts, and serve as education forums for conservation efforts.
- White Salmon Watershed Management Committee (WSRWMC)
- Wind River Watershed Council (WRWC)
- Jewett Creek Streamkeepers
UCD has been involved in watershed planning via the Watershed Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) planning efforts in WRIA 29. This WRIA area is now split into WRIA 29A (Skamania County) and WRIA 29B (Klickitat County). Contact Skamania County’s Planning Commission for information about WRIA 29A and Klickitat County’s Department of Natural Resources for information about WRIA 29B.
Other stakeholder groups have formed on an as needed basis. Occasionally, UCD facilitates meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee, which is made up of experts in the fields of fisheries, forestry, farming, education, etc. We also facilitate five Coordinated Resource Management Groups, encouraging communication between landowners and grazing lessees, as well as among agricultural irrigators. Read more about the WA Coordinated Resource Management Program.