Conservation Futures Program

Overview


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.

Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee NEXT Meeting

Tuesday,  October 4th, 2022 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
THIS IS A HYBRID MEETING: Virtual and In-Person Attendance.

ZOOM:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81179671327
Meeting ID: 811 7967 1327
+12532158782,,81179671327# (Audio)

IN-PERSON
JCPH Pacific Room; 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend (This is a healthcare facility, and masks are required.) In-person attendance limited to 50% of room occupancy.

You may submit comments/correspondence to tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us up to 11:59 p.m. the day before the meeting. 
Contact tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us for more information

Draft Agenda
Draft 2023 Funding Round Calendar
Conservation Futures Projects Map

Project Applications Received in 2022:
Quimper Trust Land Transfer
Ruck Salmon Creek
Sponsor Information for Jefferson Land Trust

PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 1st, 2022 on these projects

PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 1st, 2022 on changes to budget for Hannan Farm (2021) and Big Quilcene - Moon Valley (2021) projects

Application and Ranking Materials
2022 Conservation Futures Manual
2022 Conservation Futures Application (fillable version available by request)
2022 Project Score Sheet

Current Committee Members

  • David Seabrook, Food Security
  • Mary Biskup, Citizen - District 1
  • David Wilkinson, Citizen - District 1
  • Joanne Pontrello - District 2
  • Phil Andrus, Citizen - District 2
  • Guy Dobyns, Citizen - District 3
  • Vacant - Citizen - District 3
  • Richard Jahnke, Coastal Areas
  • Vacant, Open Interest
  • Vacant, Special Interest
  • Craig Schrader, Climate Change
  • Rob Harbour, Working Lands
  • Ron Rempel, Wildlife Conservation Biology

Project Applications

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