The Adams CD board meeting scheduled for Thursday November 15th, 2018 has been canceled and rescheduled for

Monday November 26th, 2018 at 3:00pm.


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.



Livestock watering facilityLivestock watering facility 

                                        ACD Field Tour

The Adams Conservation District 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




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, 2018. 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.