Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Designated Forest Land

Program level:

State

Land use:

Forest

Provider:

Kitsap County

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

No

Receive a tax break.

Overview

Description:

Make your property dedicated forest land to save on taxes. In Kitsap County, forest land assessed values average about $125 per acre.

Eligibility:

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.

Financial benefit: 

Per-acre values depends on "land grade." Land grades are a composite of soil type and utility.

Contact information

Contact person: 

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Organization:

Kitsap County

Phone number: 

360-337-5777

Email: 

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Information last updated on November 1, 2021.

Planning Importance

Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps identify 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.

Landscape Characteristics

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