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Thurston County, Washington

Community Planning and Economic Development

Thurston County’s Community Agriculture Program celebrates the region’s rich agricultural history and promising future by:

  • Protecting farmland and supporting farmers through innovative policy and code updates
  • Helping farmers navigate county permit processes and access land conservation programs
  • Helping farmers maintain productive farms, while protecting the environment
  • Working alongside our regional partners to support a healthy and viable agricultural economy

Program Elements

  • ACTIVE NOW - Agriculture Zoning Update - Update Long-Term zoning protections for Agriculture of Commercial Significance (Docket Item CPA-16). 
  • Agricultural Activities in Critical AreasDevelop a conservation planning approach for new agricultural uses (Docket Item A-18).
  • Farm Open Space and Transfer of Development Rights Program Updates – Update Thurston County’s land conservation incentive programs.
  • Voluntary Stewardship Program - A program that balances the protection and enhancement of critical areas with maintaining and improving the long-term viability of agriculture.
  • Agricultural Land Conservation Incentive Programs – A collection of programs that incentivize landowners to keep their property in agricultural use.


Public Participation

Community Agricultural Resources

Contact us  
Community Agriculture Program Manager can help answer specific questions about your farm.