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.

Committee Vacancies

Open Interest Seat and District 3 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 are currently two vacancies for a citizen to represent District 3 or a distinct interest. Examples of interests include parks and recreation, user groups, agriculture, forestry, conservation organizations and real estate. The committee meets approximately five times per year with the majority of activities occurring in April/May. Interested individuals should send a letter or email to the program coordinator or the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (email: jeffbocc@co.jefferson.wa.us) no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020 to request an application. These are non-paid positions. For more information, contact program coordinator Tami Pokorny, Jefferson County Environmental Public Health at Ph: (360) 379-4498, email tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us or visit https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/560/Conservation-Futures-Program.

Upcoming Meetings

Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4 PM – 6 PM
Draft Agenda
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Meeting ID: 857 5001 3441
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2020 Project Applications

Arlandia CFF Application Packet 2020

Carleson Chimacum Creek OandM CFF App Packet 2020

Duckabush Floodplain OandM CFF Application Packet 2020 

Hannan Farm CFF 2020 Application Packet

Jefferson Land Trust Org Materials - CFF 2020_Final

Quilcene Headwaters to Bay 2020 CFF Application Packet_Final

Ruby Ranch CFF Application Packet - Final

Snow Creek Watershed CFF OandM Packet 2020

Upper Tarboo Wetlands Acquisition and Restoration Binder


Grants Available for Open Space Projects

Please request a Word version of the application at tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us or 360/379-4498.

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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
  • Lige Christian, Citizen - District 3
  • JD Gallant - Citizen - District 3
  • Richard Jahnke, Coastal Areas
  • Lorna Smith, Ecotourism
  • Linda Saunders, Culture and History
  • Scott Brinton, Agriculture
  • Craig Schrader, Climate Change
  • Rob Harbour, Working Lands

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