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Livestock & Land

About Livestock & Land

The Livestock and Land Program is designed to help improve your horse or livestock operation with free site assessments and financial assistance. When it comes to livestock and working around your farm or ranch, issues like mud and manure can be a formidable opponent. We offer free, no-obligation site assessments to help you identify improvements to your operation.

The improvements we recommend are called Best Management Practices (BMPs). They focus on mud, manure, chore efficiency, composting paddocks, pasture management, stormwater drainage, erosion, conservation, off-creek watering, heavy-use areas, riparian fencing, and roof and gutter systems. By addressing these issues with BMPs, we hope to improve the health of your animals, protect local natural resources, and increase the value of your property.

The Livestock and Land Program offers financial assistance to landowners to complete BMPs. Get started with a free site assessment by contacting Walt Edelen, at 509-535-7274 or

Healthy Livestock, Healthy Streams

Livestock are an integral part of the agricultural economy and a valued recreational asset. Utilizing some simple management practices can ensure healthy livestock and productive pastureland.

View a pdf with more information about Healthy Livestock Healthy Streams

Livestock and Land Resources

Equine Associations
Facility Management
Grazing – Recommended Reading
Horse Feed
Noxious Weeds
Water Protection - Recommended Readings
Winterizing - Recommended Readings
Livestock Associations
Natural Resource Associations and Programs
General Management Tips
Heavy Use Areas – Recommended Reading
Manure Management – Recommended Reading
Pasture Management - Recommended Reading
Targeted Grazing Handbook

Ask Us a Question or Request Assistance

SCD is available to explore funding opportunities and financial aid programs that can support your conservation efforts. From grants and loans to cost-sharing programs, we can help you access the necessary resources to make your conservation projects a reality.

Do you have a resource concern? Tell us more here.

Livestock and Land Program Contact

Walt Edelen
Water Resources Program Manager

509-535-7274, ext. 224

Landowners in the Spokane County Area can use Facebook to join the Organic Materials Exchange group. This is a place for people to post buy/sell/trade and in search of (ISO) requests for organic material like manure. It’s like a specific, local craigslist for farmers.

Click Here to visit the Organic Materials Exchange on Facebook.

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