Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program

The Backyard Conservation Stewardship Program is offered every March. It covers a wide range of topics such as tree care, soils, composting, landscaping for wildlife, weed identification and control and more. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. This class sells out every year!  Subscribe to our eNewsletter (at right) to stay up-to-date.

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BCSP is held Mondays in March
2019 Dates: March 4, 11, 18, and 25
Time: 5:00-7:30pm
Cost: $35 Registration Fee Required (includes all 4 classes)
Participants will receive educational materials, access to local experts, refreshments and prize drawings every evening.

Made possible with support from WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, WSU Extension Master Gardener Program, City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal Master Composter/Recycler Program, WA Native Plant Society, Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board, Zinnia Designs, and Spokane Conservation District.


2019 BCSP Topics and Speakers

In four evenings, participants will see the following presentations from local experts:

Basic tree care, Planting & Selection
Garth Davis, Forestry Program Manager, Spokane Conservation District

Native Plants
Robin O’Quinn, EWU Associate Professor Dept. of Biology, Member of Washington Native Plant Society

Kris Major, Education & Outreach Specialist, City of Spokane Solid Waste Disposal

Pest Management
Tim Kohlhauff, Urban Horticulture Coordinator, WSU Extension

Soil Health
Eric Choker, Soil Scientist and Conservation Planner, Spokane Conservation District

Creating a Functional & Sustainable Landscape
Beth Mort, Certified Permaculture Designer, Owner, Zinnia Designs

Noxious Weeds - Identifying and Controlling
Dave Mundt, Coordinator for Spokane County, Noxious Weed Board

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Planning
Carrie Lowe, Assistant District Wildlife Biologist, Wash. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife