Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Proposed Covered Species in Thurston County

​The County's HCP will focus on the four species below, three of which are protected by the federal Engangered Species Act (ESA). A fourth species, the Oregon vesper sparrow,  is being considered for listing. All four animals are found on prairie and wetland/riparian habitat in unincorporated areas of the County.


Mazama pocket gopher
Listed in 2014 as Threatened


Oregon spotted frog
Listed in 2014 as Threatened                                                


Taylor's checkerspot butterfly
Listed in 2013 as Endangered


Oregon vesper sparrow
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is considering listing.