Conservation Action Map
Sometimes you are doing a conservation action and you don’t even know it. We’re here to tell you that it’s easier than ever to make a difference with the environment where you live, wherever that is! Urban and rural landowners and renters can all do their part.
Take a look at these examples from your neighbors around Snohomish County and Camano Island. Get inspired! Then, share your own conservation actions with pride.
Set Your Location
You may enter your address or drag the marker around on the map to plot your location. Your address will not be shown publicly.
Then, select Conservation Actions to add your items.
There are several ways that farmers help conserve our natural resources.
In this example, someone added streamside fencing to keep livestock out of waterway and they completed it in July 2015. The tool makes it easy to estimate when you completed these conservation actions. Don’t worry if you recall the exact day. Month and year is good enough!
If part of your property is covered with trees and forest, be sure to complete this page. Again, you might be surprised at the things you have done or not done that improve forest conservation.
In this example, if you do not have forestland, you can check the top box and it will automatically move you to the next screen for Shoreline and Streamside Conservation.
Shoreline or Streamside Conservation
Many of the aims of shoreline or streamside conservation are to keep the wrong things out of the waterway. This occurs through plants, fencing, pulling weeds, leaving plants alone and picking up after animals.
In this example, someone planted a buffer of native trees in February 2018. Again, you can easily transition from one year to another by utilizing the arrows and mousing, or if on a phone, using your finger to select the right month.
In residential or city landscapes there are many things you can do to help conserve natural resources. Many of them involve stormwater - the additional runoff after a rain event that collects pollutants, debris, and dirt - as it moves across the landscape. Additionally, growing one’s own food and utilizing natural yard care help.
Lastly, the most basic urban task of all. It’s so important to pick up one’s pet waste. If you perform this action regularly, please show it off!
Also, on each list there is a ? icon to the right of the conservation action. If you are unsure of what the action is, click the question mark to view a pop-up window with the definition.
Give Your Work A Title and Add Photo
Once you’ve added your conservation actions, then give your story a headline and upload a photo that captures your good work!
We are excited to see what our community has done. It really is easier than you think.
Got questions or get stuck?
Contact Kari Quaas at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 425-377-7021.