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

Coming to WADE 2019

The CTD worked with the WADE conference to bring you some special content at the 2019 WADE conference to be held June 10-12 at the Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth, WA. Forestry, Riparian, and Farm&Fields tracks will have more diverse content with special sessions tailored to information delivery, technology, climate response, and water resources. The Riparian and Farm&Fields Tracks will also have a special Monday session on CTD and NRCS certifications and a coordinated activity connecting fellow planners and mentors. Lastly, we worked with NRCS to bring a special session, Basic Soils and Web Soil Survey, to WADE on Wednesday that fulfills one of the NRCS Apprentice level Planner Designation requirements. Not to mention we will once again host Lawn Games on Monday night! So much good stuff coming to WADE 2019! Register now! (WADE Website) See you at WADE!


NRCS Conservation Planner Designations

Still have questions about the updated NRCS Conservation Planner Designations?

Check out our Certification page for more information.



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.