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 email@example.com.
Jefferson County Conservation District —
On April 25th, 1946, following a vote of landowners (only landowners were eligible to vote), the East Jefferson County Soil Conservation District was formed. Bert Kruse of Quilcene and George Huntingford of Dabob were appointed by to the board by the State Soil Conservation Committee. The first elected board members were Jess Tiffany (Washington State College Extension agent), Frank Porter, and member a Mr. Smith. The first board meeting was held on October 24th, 1946. Fun fact: at the time of formation the conservation district office location (presumably the residence of a board member) was identified as Quilcene. In the first year of operation the district received 36 applications for farm plans covering 6,000 acres of farmland and 5,200 acres of woodland.
Thank you for supporting this year’s Native Plant Sale!
Thanks to our outstanding volunteers, staff, and customers, we got 12,000 native trees and shrubs out into the community. These plants will provide valuable wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, erosion control, and beauty in the landscape for years to come. We are already looking forward to next year’s sale. Look for information in the fall. We will begin taking orders for next year’s sale in early December.
Discovery Bay Watershed, Water Quality and Fishes
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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!