The Soil lab operates during the spring and fall planting seasons. The soil lab can test your soil for most of the nutrients and other information that you need to get the most out of the fertilizer application. The lab regularly compares it's results against know standard soils to check it's accuracy. This is done to assure that your test results are accurate to the best of our ability. Click soil lab and prices
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District Funding Programs -
Conservation Commission Implementation Grant More information on Implementation
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) More information on CREP
Department of Ecology Water Quality Improvement Program Grants More information of DOE
Open Field Burn Program - The district works in cooperation with the County Commissioners and the Department of Ecology (DOE) to administer the Open Field Burn Program in Garfield County. The district has been involved with DOE and the open field burn program since 1998. The district became involved in the program because it feels that burning is an important tool in agriculture production and it wanted to work at the local level with the farmers to aid them in the burning of their fields when deemed necessary and all the criteria of the burn permit was met and also meet the rules and guidelines set by the Department of Ecology and state RCW's. The open field permit application is available on this web site and can be filled out after downloading as it is in the word format. Just click once and application will appear in lower right corner. Spot burn permit applications are also available on this site. All permit applications must be brought to the office to be completed.