The Council’s first home was the Cascade Conservation District. By 2001, the value of the Council had been demonstrated enough to get funding for a full-time coordinator. Since then, the Council’s headquarters have moved to Petroleum Conservation District and Richland Conservation District.
Science demonstrates that management of the uplands impacts the health of the riparian corridor, therefore, the Council takes a broader view of relevant conservation practices than only those applied within the mainstem of the river. This approach allows the Council complete flexibility to work on a variety of conservation issues, making it as relevant today as when it was formed two decades ago.