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


March Board Meeting Rescheduled

Please note, the regular March 26th Board of Supervisors meeting has been rescheduled for April 8th at 2:00pm at the Thurston Conservation District Office. 

Potential for Board Supervisor Quorum

There is potential for a quorum of Thurston Conservation District Board Members to be present on April 12, 2019 from 1pm – 5pm for a Collective Bargaining Training to be held in at the Thurston Conservation District offices (2918 Ferguson St. SW, Suite A, Tumwater, WA  98512). The purpose of this training is to prepare and train Supervisors for contract negotiations with WFSE (Washington Federation of State Employees). No decisions will be made.
Questions? Contact Sarah Moorehead, smoorehead@thurstoncd.com.

Pathways for filling Board Supervisor Vacancies

There are currently three different opportunities for filling a seat on the Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

  • Elected position #2 – Filled via regular election process for a 2019 – 2022 term
    Candidate filing deadline has passed. Find information about candidates and how to vote here.
    Questions? Contact Nora White, Election Supervisor nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 105
  • Mid-term Vacancy of Elected Position #3 – Filled via an application and appointment process by Thurston CD’s existing Board for 2019 – 2020 term
    Interested applicants can find information about how to apply here.
    Questions? Contact Sarah Moorehead, Interim Executive Director smoorehead@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.136
  • Appointed Position #2 – Filled via and application process by the Washington State Conservation Commission for a 2019 – 2022 term
    Interested applicants can find information about how to apply here.
    Questions? Contact Bill Eller at the WA State Conservation Commission, beller@scc.wa.gov

Notice of Election Resolution Adoption and 2019 Election Information Posted

Please check the Thurston CD Elections web page for details about filing as a candidate and voting in Thurston CD’s 2019 Supervisor Election.

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.

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.

Board Meeting Materials


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


Programs & Services