The Jefferson County Conservation District office is open by appointment. 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

Jefferson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors Mid-Term Elected Position Vacancy

Check out our elections page to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of conservation district supervisors and to apply to fill a vacant seat on the Board.

Orca Recovery Day: October 15th

Jefferson County Conservation District and North Olympic Salmon Coalition are teaming up for a volunteer planting event at the Snow Creek Estuary Preserve to celebrate Orca Recovery Day. Visit our News & Events page to learn more.

Free Landscaping with Native Plants Workshop

Jefferson County Conservation District is offering a free field workshop on Landscaping with Native Plants on Wednesday, September 28th. The hands-on workshop is free, but due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Visit our News & Events page to learn more and to register!

Jefferson County Conservation District’s Fall Natural Landscaping Course

Jefferson County Conservation District’s fall Natural Landscaping course is full. Check back for information about another course this spring. The interactive three-class, two-field trip course emphasizes native plants and sustainable landscape design and maintenance practices. Visit our News & Events page to learn more.

Trends in Temperature and Juvenile Coho Abundance in Chimacum Creek

Below is a dropbox link to a recording of Glenn Gately’s June 1st Presentation, “Trends in Temperature and Juvenile Coho Abundance in Chimacum Creek”

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.

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



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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