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Conservation Futures

Jefferson County Conservation Futures is a local grant program funded by the conservation futures fund, a tax levy intended to support a system of open space, working farms, forests and habitat that provides public benefits. Projects involve the purchase of property or development rights and, sometimes, the maintenance and operation of properties acquired. Past projects include:

Brown Dairy 
Carleson Chimacum Creek
Chimacum Creek Estuary
East and Upper Tarboo Creek
Finnriver Farm
Gateway Buffer               
Glendale Farm
Quimper Wildlife Corridor 2004 and 2009
Salmon Creek Riparian
Sunfield Farm                  
Tamanowas Rock Phase I
Tamanowas Rock and Nicholson Short Plat
Upper Tarboo Creek Conservation Easement
Winona Basin - Bloedel
Winona Wetland Buffer

For more information see the Conservation Futures website.


Officers: Chair: Lorna Smith, Interest – Ecotourism; Vice Chair: Janet Kearsley, District 1
Members: Phil Andrus, District 2; Scott Brinton – Agriculture; Lige Christian, District 3; JD Gallant – District 3; Jerry Gorsline, District 2; Rob Harbour, Interest – Working Lands; Ray Hunter, Interest – Fallow Farms; Richard Jahnke, Interest – Coastal Areas; Craig Schrader, Interest – Climate Change; Sarah Spaeth, Interest - Jefferson Land Trust


24 Hour Notice of Special Meeting of a Jefferson County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight SUBCommittee


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the Jefferson County Conservation Futures Subcommittee Meeting, Thursday, August 18th, 2016 from 11:30am - 1pm.  The meeting will be heald at the Jefferson County Public Health Pacific Room, 615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368.  Agenda includes:

  • Identify possible changes to program criteria or materials
  • Review draft 2017 Calendar
  • Identify outreach priorities
  • Discuss possibility of additional committee role(s)        


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