Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Provide forestland that benefits environmental considerations.
Enhance and protect forestland resources to promote the recovery of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), improve plant and animal biodiversity, and enhance carbon sequestration.
In Washington state, the program is only available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Land must enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity, or increase carbon storage.
HFRP provides landowners with 10-year restoration agreements and 30-year or permanent easements.
Payment depends on whether a 10-year restoration agreements or a 30-year easement, or permanent easements is adopted.
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!