We have the following available for you to check out free of charge to help as you manage your land. Please call 360-385-4105 or email email@example.com for more information or to reserve tools.
Vinyl Billboard Tarps to kill weeds. These are 14′ by 48′ 9oz weight vinyl. Contact Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-316-6498 if you are interested in borrowing tarps.
Weed Wrench. Scotch broom is a big problem in the Pacific Northwest. This invasive weed is dangerous to humans and livestock, suppresses other plant species’ growth, and actually alters the nutrient composition of the soil. Eradication is difficult but it is possible and very important. You can help! We currently have one weed wrench available for you to borrow to pull out Scotch broom on your property.
Soil Probe. Use this to collect samples for soil testing. We do not currently accept soil samples, but you can submit them directly to the lab.
We have a physical library of reports, historical documents, soil surveys, and books on everything from fish trapping to permaculture at our office. We don’t lend our materials out, but we are happy to have you look at them in our office. Note: Our office is currently open by appointment only. Please call 360-385-4105 or email email@example.com.
Check out our online resources:
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.