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The 2021 application round will begin on January 1, 2021. A
qualifying organization must apply on behalf of the landowner, and the land must preserve open space, wildlife habitat, or farm and agricultural lands in Thurston County. Administrative Guide (PDF) | Administrative Guide Summary (PDF) | Application (PDF) | Project Ranking Criteria (PDF) |
Qualifying organizations list (RCW 84.34.210)
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Award letters are typically issued —and published online— by late summer each year.
Yes. A qualifying sponsor must apply on behalf of landowners. Qualifying organizations list (RCW 84.34.210).
The County can only pay the fair market value of the property, as determined by an appraisal.
Applications are evaluated by a ranking committee appointed by Thurston's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC). The BoCC selects the final award recipients.