Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jefferson County Conservation District office is open to the public by appointment only. You may contact the District by phone at 360-385-4105,  by mail at 205C W Patison Street in Port Hadlock, Washington, 98339, or by emailing the District at

Orca Recovery Day is October 16th!

Join the Jefferson County Conservation District, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, and Jefferson Land Trust for a day of planting native shrubs at the Snow Creek Estuary Preserve!

Event Details: Saturday, October 16th 10am-2pm at the Snow Creek Estuary Preserve. Space is limited. Please click here to register. Volunteers will need to bring water, clothing for rain or shine, and a sack lunch/snack.

Photo Credit: Dan Wells

Along with many others throughout the Pacific Northwest, you can play a part in helping the endangered Southern Resident orca whales that range from the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound) to Northern California. By planting native trees and shrubs along streams and rivers, you help improve water quality and salmon habitat. This estuary is important habitat for Endangered Hood Canal summer chum salmon. Recent studies have shown that when Chinook salmon, the preferred prey of Southern Resident Orcas, is in short supply, they’ll supplement their diet with other species, including chum salmon. By helping salmon, you are helping orcas and all the life we value in the Pacific Northwest!

Port Townsend Marine Science Center “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” Exhibit


STAY TUNED: 2021-2022 Annual Native Plant Sale

We are so pleased to announce that we plan to hold our annual Native Plant Sale again this year! We will post more details soon, including plant lists and ordering information. Online ordering will be available starting in early December.

Discovery Bay Watershed, Water Quality and Fishes

Discovery Bay Comprehensive Report 2020

Glenn Gately, Fish Biologist and Water Quality Specialist, has authored a detailed and comprehensive review of water quality and fish data collected in the Discovery Bay Watershed from 1988 to 2019.  This report also includes the best managements practices that were implemented during this time period.  If you have any questions regarding the report, please e-mail Glenn at



We help all Jefferson County citizens achieve sustainable land use objectives while protecting and enhancing the area’s natural resources. Rather than enforcing compliance or imposing penalties, we offer information and technical assistance at the request and in collaboration with local landowners. Our staff spends time in the field bringing problem-solving skills to landowners and in classrooms or at public events educating and fostering natural resource stewardship in the community.

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CALL: 360.385.4105


Our office is currently open by appointment only.

Monday – Thursday


205 W. Patison Street, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

As we are often in the field, call ahead to ensure we are here to greet you!

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