Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Forestry Riparian Easement Program
Improve your riparian corridor.
The Forestry Riparian Easement
Program (FREP) provides
compensation for trees required
to be left next to streams,
wetlands, seeps, or adjacent
FREP is a voluntary program
that reimburses eligible
landowners for a minimum of
50 percent of the value of the
trees they must, by law, leave to
protect riparian habitat.
Own either a parcel larger than 20 contiguous acres or more than 80 forested acres
You harvest less than 2 million board feet of timber on average, per year
Your timber harvest would be next to a stream river, wetland, lake, or pond
Your harvest does not convert the qualifying land to a use incompatible with growing timber
Compensation for a minimum of 50 percent of the timber value and applies to trees adjacent to streams, wetlands, seeps, or unstable slopes
Washington Department of Natural Resources
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.
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