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


June 20, 2019 Rates & Charges Public Hearing Announced

Thurston Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing to accept and consider public comment on a proposed Ordinance relating to Thurston Conservation District. Pursuant to Chapter 89.08 RCW, to pursue a System of Rates and Charges for Thurston Conservation District, on properties in those portions of Unincorporated Thurston County, Municipalities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater and those portions of the Municipalities of Rainier, Tenino, and Yelm within the Thurston Conservation District boundaries established in 1947. Written comments received by Wednesday, June 26th at 4:30pm will be considered as well. Send written comments to the TCD office (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater WA, 98512) or email (smoorehead@thurstoncd.com).

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: Thurston Conservation District
2918 Ferguson St SW Suite A
Tumwater WA 98512

For more information, contact Sarah Moorehead at 360.754.3588 or smoorehead@thurstoncd.com.

Regular June Board Meeting Rescheduled to July 2, 2019

The Board of Supervisors have rescheduled their regular June 2019 Board Meeting for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5:30-8 PM at the Thurston Conservation District Office (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater 98512). This meeting will be open to the public. Agendas and Board Packet materials will be posted here when available.
Questions? Contact Sarah Moorehead, smoorehead@thurstoncd.com.

Regular Time for TCD Board Meetings Changed

The Thurston CD Board of Supervisors has changed when they will regularly hold their monthly Work Sessions and Board Meetings. Work Sessions will be held the second Thursday of every month from 3-5pm; Monthly Board Meetings will be held the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30-8pm. Both meetings will be held at the Thurston CD Offices (2918 Ferguson St SW, Suite A, Tumwater WA 98512).

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.

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 14 days after.

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


Board Meeting Materials


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


Programs & Services