The Center for Technical Development (CTD) has been created for the purpose of ensuring that Conservation Districts and employees have the proper tools and expertise to consistently plan and implement conservation programs in collaboration with the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), Conservation Districts in Washington State, Washington Association of District Employees (WADE), the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), and other key conservation partners.

Special Announcements

Working Effectively with American Indians training opportunity  Note: This is a required training for the NRCS Planner Designation “Certified” level.

NRCS Planner Certification Information, Bulletin, and Webinar

Integrated Erosion Tool (IET) webinar now available for viewing. Please click here!


  • Provide resources for District employees to utilize to improve their skills and knowledge
  • Identify opportunities for streamlined systems that all Districts can take advantage of
  • Establish priorities and identify where state Conservation Districts can grow to ensure they remain a well-informed resource for landowners

Who We Are

We are a small group of passionate district staff from around the state who believe in helping advance and support the professional and technical needs of CD staff. We are always looking for others who are equally as enthusiastic and interested in joining our group. Whether you are a new or seasoned employee, we can find a place for you if you want to help. Start by contacting us to learn more about how you can get involved.

Learn More about the CTD

Interested in Joining the CTD??

Are you interested in joining the CTD? Please fill out this application and someone will contact you soon to follow up: APPLICATION

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