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.


Soil Testing & Equipment Rental Programs Temporarily Suspended

Due to funding restraints, we have temporarily suspended our soil testing and equipment rental programs. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes our customers and community partners.

If you are interested in getting your soil tested for the 2019 growing season please check back with us in February. This will be a great time to get your testing done and apply appropriate amendments for the season to come. Please contact Nicole Warren to share your contact information with us and we’ll be in touch in February to get your testing done.
If you are in need of a soil test for permitting purposes, you can use the WA Department of Ecology’s lab search tool to find an alternate location to ship your sample to.

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 both our soil and equipment programs in the new year and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

2019 Native Plant Festival & Sale Cancelled

We are very sorry to share that we will not be holding our Native Plant Festival & Sale in 2019. We apologize for this inconvenience and urge anyone looking to purchase affordable native plants to check out Mason, Pierce or King Conservation District’s sales. We hope you’ll join us again in 2020.

Potential for Board of Supervisors Quorum at BOCC Work Session

There is a potential for a quorum of TCD Board Supervisors to be at a Thurston County Board of County Commissioners Work Session to discuss Thurston CD’s proposal for a system of Rates and Charges on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 from 10 am – 1:30 pm. No action will be taken by the TCD Board of Supervisors. Work sessions are open to the public. Please check the BOCC website for more information.

Update on the Investigation of Thurston CD Board of Supervisors

At their August 29 meeting, members of the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) voted to hold a public hearing on findings from an investigation report into Thurston Conservation District (TCD) board conduct and the potential removal of two TCD board supervisors.

The public hearing will take place between October 1-31, 2018. Once scheduled, the SCC will share the hearing date and other details on their website.

Thurston CD Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, October 30th

The Thurston Conservation District Board and Staff will hold a Work Session on October 30th (1-2pm) to prepare for the October 30th Regular Board Meeting (2pm).  Both meetings will be held at the TCD Office – 2918 Ferguson St. SW, Suite A, Tumwater, WA  98512.

The Thurston Conservation District Board of Supervisors typically meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm in the Thurston Conservation District conference room. All meetings are open to the public. Once approved, agendas and minutes can be found on our website here.

Stay informed at: www.thurstoncd.com

Questions: Heather Roskelley, tcdadmin@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 x100

Board Meeting Materials


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


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