Best Management Practices

The Water Resources Department provides technical assistance, information and education, and we implement projects to protect, enhance, and maintain water resources in Spokane County.

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

Stream-side Living 
The stream running through your land is part of a larger system known as a watershed. Every stream, tributary, or river has an associated watershed, and any activity that affects the water quality, water quantity, or movement in one location affects the water downstream. As a stream-side landowner you have a particular responsibility to help maintain and improve the health of streams and stream-side areas.

Save Our Shorelines!
If you own Spokane County shoreline you hold an important responsibility to protect and maintain one of the counties greatest resources… its shorelines! Naturalize your shoreline and enhance it with natural vegetation. Be creative – it’s your chance to make your lake healthier and to make your property a better fit to your lifestyle.  Click here for more info.