Welcome to South Yakima Conservation District

The South Yakima Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of Washington that seeks, utilizes, and coordinates assistance from all available sources. We are authorized under provisions of the Washington State Soil and Water Conservation District Law, Chapter 89.08  in the revised code of Washington (RCW).

Our primary goal is to promote the wise use, development, and conservation of our renewable natural resources in our district by providing assistance to local landowners to solve conservation resource problems.

South Yakima Conservation District was organized and chartered by the State of Washington September 24, 1974. It was a consolidation of the former Toppenish District whose name changed from Wapato (1949) and Lower Yakima Valley District (1947).

The Conservation District is governed by a Board of Supervisors. The five Supervisors are local residents who serve voluntarily without pay. Three Supervisors are elected by local citizens and two Supervisors are appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission.

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To Promote and assist land owners with implementation, development, land conservation of our renewable natural resources by providing education, technical and financial resources.



Due to the risk of exposure to the Novel Coronavirus and the Associated Respiratory Illness COVID -19 in Washington State.  

South Yakima Conservation District is taking the following steps to reduce exposure to the Virus.


  • The SYCD Office is Open, Masks are Required!                Please Call Ahead for an Appointment

  • All SYCD in person gatherings will follow the most current Guidance from the State of Washington.


Questions may be directed to Rodney Heit, District Manager

(509) 829-9025 or email: rh@sycd.us