The Center for Technical Development (CTD) was 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

  • The CTD Database is now up and running to capture your professional information. It also has the added benefit of tracking your training and course completion towards NRCS and CTD certification. Get started today by going to the Database page.
  • NRCS is in the process of finalizing their 2019-2020 list of available training events which should be released in late September. To capture your training requests, CTD will be sending out a per-registration survey in ~October 2019 to get you locked into courses. Make sure you are signed up for the CTD Newsletter on GovDelviery (sign up HERE) as we will send the registration survey link on there.
  • Check out the updated Training Calendar to see what training events are coming up.


NRCS Conservation Planner Designations

Still have questions about the updated NRCS Conservation Planner Designations? Check out our Certification page for more information and clarification on the different planner certifications.



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

Our Mission

The CTD started as 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. Our goals are to:

    • 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

Learn More about the CTD

CTD Charter

CTD Annual Work Plan

Join the CTD

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.