Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Designated Forest Land

Program level:


Land use:



Kitsap County

Benefits provided: 


Water-focused program: 


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.

Financial benefit: 

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

Contact information

Contact person: 



Kitsap County

Phone number: 




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

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

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