Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Designated Forest Land
Receive a tax break.
Make your property dedicated forest land to save on taxes. In Kitsap County, forest land assessed values average about $125 per acre.
At least 5 acres* primarily devoted to and used for growing and harvesting timber. If there is a residence on the parcel, a minimum 1 acre building site is excluded from the classification and will remain fully taxable.
Per-acre values depends on "land grade." Land grades are a composite of soil type and utility.
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
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.
Interested in getting help sorting through all the programs? Find organizations in Southwest Washington that can help.
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!