Our Mission

The mission of Thurston Conservation District is to educate and assist the citizens of Thurston County in the management of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, inspiring voluntary, incentive-based conservation practices.

Our Vision

  • A culture of voluntary stewardship of our natural resources built through relationships with
    individuals, organizations, and governments.
  • A resilient community responding to a changing climate.
  • People of Thurston County enjoy healthy soils, water, air, and ecosystems.
  • Sustainable community-based conservation and restoration of natural resources.
  • Prosperous and sustainable working lands.
  • Sustainable and consistent funding to achieve our mission.

Thurston Conservation District promotes non-regulatory and voluntary stewardship among private landowners in Thurston County. Our services are free to the residents of our County. We are committed to finding any possible resources we can and coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land-user for conservation of soil, water and related resources.

Your Thurston Conservation District has been around since 1947. Conservation Districts are legal subdivisions of state government that administer programs to conserve natural resources. Each District is self-governed by volunteers who establish priorities and set policy. Conservation Districts exist in practically every county throughout the United States.

For a more in-depth look at Thurston Conservation District’s mission, priorities and goals, view our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

Our District is supported by the Washington Association of Conservation Districts, Washington State Conservation Commission, and the National Association of Conservation Districts.



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