Conservation Futures Program


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, April 26th, 2022 3pm - 5pm – Score, Rank and Recommend Meeting
Location: Online
Meeting ID: 828 7237 1707
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Contact for more information

Draft 2022 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

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
  • Lorna Smith, Ecotourism
  • Linda Saunders, Culture and History
  • Scott Brinton, Agriculture
  • Craig Schrader, Climate Change
  • Rob Harbour, Working Lands
  • Ron Rempel, Wildlife Conservation Biology

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