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.

What are Conservation Districts?

Conservation Districts are legal subdivisions of state government that administer programs to conserve natural resources. Each District is self-governed by volunteer community stakeholders who establish priorities and set policy. Districts exist in practically every county throughout the United States.  We work collaboratively with landowners to preserve soil health and water quality.

The Thurston Conservation District promotes voluntary stewardship among private landowners in Thurston County. Our services are free to the residents of our County. We are committed to finding available resources and coordinating them in a way that they meet the needs of our local community.


AmeriCorps Positions Open- Apply Now!

Thurston Conservation District is hiring two AmeriCorps positions. One is the South Sound GREEN Puget Sound Educator position and the other is as the Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator. Please read full descriptions and see application details here.

Strategic Plan Published:

Thurston Conservation District Board & Staff recently updated our  5-Year Strategic Plan! It was a long but invaluable process that set clear direction for the continued growth of fundamental District programming (i.e. Farm Planning, Cost Share, Youth/Adult Engagement), while adapting to meet new community challenges with creative solutions (i.e. VSP, FarmLink, Clear Choices for Clean Water).

In February 2017 we released a draft for public comment, and we openly invited and received robust feedback from 25+ citizens, elected officials, and partners. Our Board & Staff collaboratively reviewed all contributions and updated the Strategic Plan again to reflect this valuable input from the community. We are confident in the benefit our Strategic Plan will bring to our communities and committed to implementation!


July Board Meeting Announced

Thurston Conservation District’s July Board Meeting will be held on July 25th (2-5pm) at the Thurston Conservation District office.  These are public meetings and we encourage our citizens to attend! For more information or to request a board packet, please contact the District office at 360.754.3588 or amcbee@thurstoncd.com