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.


Soil Testing & Equipment Rental Programs Temporarily Suspended

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

If you are interested in getting your soil tested for the 2019 growing season please check back with us in February. This will be a great time to get your testing done and apply appropriate amendments for the season to come. Please contact Nicole Warren to share your contact information with us and we’ll be in touch in February to get your testing done.
If you are in need of a soil test for permitting purposes, you can use the WA Department of Ecology’s lab search tool to find an alternate location to ship your sample to.

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 both our soil and equipment programs in the new year and 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 (SCC) will hold a public hearing on Friday, December 7, 2018 to consider the removal of two Thurston Conservation District (TCD) board supervisors. Further details and information can be found on their website.

Thurston CD Board of Supervisors will meet on Thursday, November 15th

The Thurston Conservation District Board and Staff will hold a Work Session on November 15th (1-2pm) to prepare for the November 15th Regular Board Meeting (2pm).  Both meetings will be held at the TCD Office – 2918 Ferguson St. SW, Suite A, Tumwater, WA  98512.  The November Board meeting was rescheduled from November 27th to November 15th for the Holiday Season.

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.

Stay informed at: www.thurstoncd.com

Questions: Heather Roskelley, tcdadmin@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 x100

Potential Quorum of TCD Supervisors at Thurston BoCC Rates and Charges Public Hearing on November 20th, 2018

There is potential for a quorum of TCD Board Supervisors to be present at the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing at 5pm on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 to consider Thurston Conservation District’s proposed system of Rates and Charges.  The hearing will take place at the Thurston County Courthouse in Building 1, Rm 280. 

On November 1st, the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners set a second public hearing to hear public comment on the Thurston Conservation District’s proposed Rates and Charges.  A second hearing must be held due to an administrative oversight in the public notice process for the public hearing held on September 25th, 2018.

All comments received for the September 25th meeting will be considered as part of the public hearing packet for the November 20th hearing. Citizens who submitted their comments or testified at the September 25th meeting are not required to resubmit their comments a second time.  Additional comments will be accepted.
Additional information can be found in the press release issued from the BoCC’s website.

For more information, please contact Interim Executive Director, Sarah Moorehead, at 360.754.3588 ext. 136 or smoorehead@thurstoncd.com.

Board Meeting Materials


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


Programs & Services