Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Forest Legacy Program (FLP)

Program level:


Land use:



Washington DNR

Benefits provided: 


Water-focused program: 


Protect forests that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses.



Conserve forests that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses. Protect privately owned forest lands through conservation easements or land purchases to support opportunities to hunt, fish, and camp, clean drinking water, wildlife habitat, and forest products.


Give up development rights in the form of an easement or purchase.

Be in an area that is threatened by development.

Financial benefit: 

One time payment based on easement or fee simple purchase agreement amount

Contact information

Contact person: 

Julie Armbruster


Washington Department of Natural Resources

Phone number: 



Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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