People come to this area to live and play mainly because of the rural character and abundant activities that our natural resources allow us to enjoy. It may be safe to say that the larger portion of the population in Pend Oreille County wants to maintain those treasured values for future generations. While there are many benefits to a rural lifestyle, certain aspects may create some unique challenges for you. Always be considerate of your neighbors and if they farm consider what agriculturalists need in order to make a living and maintain open, working lands. If you are sincere about keeping these values intact for our future generations to enjoy, please contact the POCD to schedule a site visit to develop a conservation plan for your property and a list of BMP’s you can implement on your land.