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.

Jefferson County Conservation District —

A Brief History

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.

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NRCS is accepting applications for conservation programs for 2022. Please click the following link to learn more.

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/financial/?cid=NRCSEPRD1837661

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.

Bundling orders. Photo credit: Anita Landino
Sorting orders. Photo credit: Sierra Young
Orders sorted and ready for pick-up. Photo credit: Sierra Young


Take a journey through the unusual world that exists beneath a streambed, called the hyporheic zone. This beautiful and unseen world of microscopic flora and fauna is vital to the health of rivers around the world. Find out why in this production from Leaping Frog Films.


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:

Our office is currently open by appointment only.

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!