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OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, to accept public comment on proposed changes to the Thurston County Code to update regulations for forest land conversion and standards for tree protection. View more detailed information about the proposal at:

What: Public Hearing on Forest Land Conversion Code Updates
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 3:30 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Room 110, 3000 Pacific Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501, or online at Information on how to attend online will be available at this site by Friday, February 2.

How to Submit Public Comments

You can submit written or emailed comments if you cannot attend the public hearing. Please submit your comments no later than 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Send comments to Dana Bowers, Associate Planner at or by mail to:

    Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development

    Attn: Dana Bowers

    3000 Pacific Ave SE, Suite 100

    Olympia, WA 98501                                                             


Forest Conversion Code Updates:

The proposal includes repealing and replacing Chapter 17.25 Thurston County Code (TCC), amending small sections of Titles 13, 14, 20 and 26 TCC, and creating TCC Chapter 17.27. The Board may take action on the code amendments immediately following the public hearing, or at any regularly scheduled meeting. 


Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may contact via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.



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