Conservation Futures Program


Open Space Project Ranking - May 9, 2018 3:30-5:30pm

The meeting to rank projects for possible recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners will take place on May 9, 2018 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the Jefferson County Public Health Pacific Room, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA. For more information, visit or contact Tami at or call 360.379.4498.

Jefferson County Conservation Futures Program
Citizen Oversight Committee has a vacancy:  District 2 Seat

The Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee members make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the selection and funding of open space projects utilizing the Conservation Futures Fund. The Board of County Commissioners seeks representation on the committee from each commissioner district and a broad spectrum of interests. There is currently a vacancy for a citizen to represent District 2. The committee meets approximately five times per year with the majority of activities occurring in April.

Interested individuals should submit a letter or email to the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to request a declaration of interest (application).

This is a non-paid position. For more information, contact Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County Environmental Health at Ph: (360) 379-4498, or by email.

Grants Available for Open Space Projects

2019 application materials will become available in January.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Current Committee Members

  • Sarah Spaeth, Jefferson Land Trust
  • Mary Biskup, Citizen - District 1
  • David Wilkinson, Citizen -District 1
  • Vacant - District 2
  • Phil Andrus, Citizen - District 2
  • Lige Christian, Citizen - District 3
  • JD Gallant - Citizen - District 3
  • Richard Jahnke, Coastal Areas
  • Lorna Smith, Ecotourism
  • Ray Hunter, Fallow Farms
  • Scott Brinton, Agriculture
  • Craig Schrader, Climate Change
  • Rob Harbour, Working Lands


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

View by year, the Past Funded Projects page and in addition various past projects of the Conservation Futures Program included:
  • 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