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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Community Planning and Economic Development

NEW – 2024 application period is now open: Thurston County is accepting applications for the 2024 Conservation Futures funding cycle. Applications due by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Find applications and details by clicking Application Criteria, Instructions & Documents below. 

Conservation Futures Program

Conservation Futures is a land preservation program that allows landowners to sell property or future development rights to a qualified conservation organization such as a land trust, which buys them with funds provided by Thurston County government.  Find current year applicants, and past year awards listed below.

Application Criteria, Instructions & Documents   |   Program History    |  Email the Program Manager


​Past Award Recipients & Letters 

(Board of County Commissioners made no awards in some years.)