Better Ground

Jefferson Conservation District

Building upon agriculture and forestry while protecting and improving natural resources.

Jefferson CD provides technical assistance and conservation resources to the Olympic Peninsula from the Pacific Ocean to Hood Canal, including much of the Olympic National Park as well as the important watershed of Chimacum Creek. 

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Jefferson CD manages the Family Forest Fish Passage Program (FFFPP), a funding program for small forest landowners to improve fish passage by replacing impassable culverts with engineered bridges. 

The Water Quality Monitoring program is designed to track the watershed’s health, and thus community’s health, and serves as a direct resource for land stewardship in the watershed. With the aid of volunteers, they also monitor juvenile salmon and other fish species.

Services include:

  • Annual native plant sale
  • Farm and nutrient management planning
  • Small forest management planning
  • Soil testing and tool rental
  • Water management, watershed-scale water quality monitoring and reporting
  • Firewise
  • Workshops, tours, and education opportunities