OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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 info@jeffersoncd.org.


Environmental Quality Incentives Program Announcement

We want to let you know about an exciting opportunity for farmers and forest owners. Our USDA partner, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary program intended to address natural resource concerns such as water and air quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat, while ensuring sustainable production on farms, ranches, and working forest land.

We encourage anyone interested in applying to learn more about the program and application process here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/wa/programs/financial/eqip/.

The deadline to submit your completed EQIP Application is 10/7/2021, and the deadline to submit all forms and information to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to determine eligibility is 11/4/2021.

Please contact the NRCS NW Team District Conservationist, Sarah Tanuvasa, at 360-428-7684 x3 or email sarah.tanuvasa@usda.gov for help with your EQIP application.


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 email outreach@nosc.org 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. By helping salmon, you are helping orcas and all the life we value in the Pacific Northwest!

https://betterground.org/in-your-community/events/ord/

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 gately@jeffersoncd.org


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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.

Connect with us:

CALL: 360.385.4105

VISIT:

Monday – Thursday

9am-4pm

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!

EMAIL: info@jeffersoncd.org

 

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