Benchmarks are established to help achieve different objectives that have been decided on by the county's working group members. These objective collectively work towards obtaining the overall county goal, which meet requirements of the Growth Management Act established by Washington State.
Throughout the state, Douglas County farms are known for their dedication and land stewardship efforts to protect our natural resources. Those involved in commercial and recreational agricultural activities are committed to improving water quality in our streams, reducing soil erosion in our croplands, and providing plants to support important wildlife populations, such as mule deer and the Greater sage-grouse.
The producer survey is the number one way to help our county's working group to track our progress towards obtaining our goal, to meet requirements set forth in the Growth Management Act. Through information provided by you about the conservation efforts your farm already has underway, we can help avoid future regulations on our county and continue to have viable agriculture while also protecting natural habtat and critical areas of Douglas County.