Since 1946, Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) has been assisting residents of Whatcom County with natural resource conservation and promoting the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improved animal health and environmental stewardship. Through free farm visits, workshops and incentive programs, WCD has been working to generate awareness and understanding of water quality issues and promote responsible stewardship of local resources. This Sound Horsekeeping program will recognize the Whatcom County horse owners who have implemented specific BMPs on their land, and promote them to leaders in their community through landowner recognition signage. Additionally, the program will provide much needed tools to the horse community including soil testing, manure spreading equipment, and pasture management assistance.
Whatcom Conservation District
Sound Horsekeeping in Whatcom County
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018