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.



March 29, 2017 Special Meeting

Thurston Conservation District Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 29th to evaluate a complaint/charge and performance of an employee. Special meeting was announced to public in the March 28th Board Meeting. March 29th special meeting will be held at the TCD Office (1pm-3pm).
For more information, please contact Kathleen Whalen at 360.754.3588 or kwhalen@thurstoncd.com.