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.


Absentee Ballots Available!

Absentee Ballots for our Board of Supervisor’s Election are available now – Feb. 28 at 4:30pm. Eligible voters must be registered to vote in Thurston County and live within the Conservation District Boundaries. Check out our Elections Page for details and a link to your online ballot!

For Immediate Release:

Thurston CD Board of Supervisors Set Election Dates

Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors adopted TCD Resolution #12-2017 at their December Board meeting formalizing the dates and times of the 2018 Thurston CD Board of Supervisor election. For more information, visit our Board Member Elections page. For more information, contact Election Supervisor, Nora White nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext. 105.


Thurston CD Board of Supervisors Appointed Seat Applications Available

Thurston Conservation District is pleased to announce an opportunity to join our Board of Supervisors. A board seat is available for appointment by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Information and application forms may be found on our Elections and Appointments page or the Conservation Commission’s websiteApplications and supporting materials must be received by the Commission no later than March 31, 2018.

Information about Board of Supervisor appointment procedures is available at the district office – please contact Nora White, Election Supervisor, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.105.


February 27, 2017 Work Session & Monthly Board Meeting Announced

Thurston Conservation District Board and Staff will hold a Work Session on February 27th (1-2pm) to prepare for the February 27th Monthly Board meeting  (2-5pm). Both meetings will be held at the TCD Office. For more information please contact Interim Executive Director, Sarah Moorehead at 360.754.3588 or smoorehead@thurstoncd.com.


Programs & Services