Our Mission

Thurston Conservation District, a non-regulatory agency, strives to conserve and sustain the beneficial use and protection of local natural resources through partnerships with the County’s rural, agricultural, and urban communities, as well as local, state, federal, and tribal agencies.


Due to limited capacity, please call ahead and or schedule an appointment before stopping by the office to ensure that the correct staff person to  assist you is available.
A full staff directory can be found here and general inquiries may be sent via our contact form or by calling 360-754-3588 ext.100

Soil Testing Program Open in a Limited Capacity – 1.17.19

TCD is re-opening our Soil Testing Program on a limited basis until sufficient funding and staffing is available to open the program fully. Beginning immediately, the TCD soil testing program will be open for sample drop offs only on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Results will be available 7-10 days after.

Questions about how to take a sample or what the benefits of a soil test are? Contact Nicole Warren, Resource Technician.

Intent to Adopt an Election Resolution

Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting at 2pm on January 15, 2019, at 2918 Ferguson St SW Suite A Tumwater WA, to adopt a resolution designating an Election Supervisor and setting the date, time and location of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term. More information about the elections process can be found on our webpage.

Equipment Rental Program Temporarily Suspended

Due to funding restraints, we have temporarily suspended equipment rental program. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes our customers and community partners.

If you have immediate need for equipment, Poultry Processing Equipment may be rented from Mason, Lewis, and Pierce Conservation Districts. Manure Spreaders may be rented from Lewis or Pierce Conservation Districts.

We plan to re-open our equipment program in June 2019. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

2019 Native Plant Festival & Sale Cancelled

We are very sorry to share that we will not be holding our Native Plant Festival & Sale in 2019. We apologize for this inconvenience and urge anyone looking to purchase affordable native plants to check out Mason, Pierce or King Conservation District’s sales. We hope you’ll join us again in 2020.

Update on the Investigation of Thurston CD Board of Supervisors

The Washington State Conservation Commission has determined a new date for the Thurston Conservation District hearing. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 beginning at 8:30 am. A location has not yet been determined. Updated information will be posted on their website.

Next Thurston CD Board Meeting will be held on February 12, 2019

The Thurston Conservation District Board and Staff will hold their next Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.  There will be a Work Session (1-2pm) to prepare for the Board Meeting (2pm).  Both meetings will be held at the TCD Office – 2918 Ferguson St. SW, Suite A, Tumwater, WA  98512.

The Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors typically meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm in the Thurston Conservation District conference room. All meetings are open to the public. Once approved, agendas and minutes can be found on our website here.

Questions: Sarah Moorehead smoorehead@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 ext. 136


Board Meeting Materials


Board Meeting Materials – Meeting Agendas, Board Meeting Packets, audio recordings of meetings, Approved Meeting Minutes


Programs & Services