Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Healthy Forest Reserve Program

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Water-focused 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.

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Payment depends on whether a 10-year restoration agreements or a 30-year easement, or permanent easements is adopted.

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Information last updated on November 1, 2021.

Planning Importance

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