Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

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Landowner conservation programs

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Agricultural Land Easements

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial

Protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land.

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Wetland Reserve Easement

Provider:

NRCS

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on your property.

Land-based Incentives

Agricultural Technical Assistance Program

Provider:

Kitsap Conservation District

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Protect the health and well-being of their animals and increase crop productivity, while protecting water quality and reducing soil erosion.

Land-based Incentives

Backyard Habitat Program

Provider:

Kitsap Conservation District

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Funding and assistance for restoring stream habitat.

Land-based Incentives

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Provider:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Program benefits: 

Marketing/Recognition

Get a starter kit and signage for your yard to help your outdoor areas support wildlife.

Land-based Incentives

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

For beginning farmers. Access farm ownership, operating, and micro loans.

Land-based Incentives

Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Program benefits: 

Financial

Financial assistance for biomass crops.

Land-based Incentives

Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB)

Provider:

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Program benefits: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Identify and remove impediments to salmon and steelhead migration

Land-based Incentives

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA)

Provider:

USFWS

Program benefits: 

Free technical assistance

Take action now to prevent future regulation restrictions if threatened and endangered species are nearby.

Land-based Incentives

Community Forest Program

Provider:

US Forest Service

Program benefits: 

Financial

Create a community forest out of land that is threatened by development.

Planning Importance

Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps articulate and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.

Supporting Organizations

Interested in getting help sorting through all the programs? Find organizations in Southwest Washington that can help. 

Landscape Characteristics

See how your land fits into the broader context of conservation, ecosystem services, and working lands values across the landscape. It could help decide which program is right for you!

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