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Local Incentive Programs in Washington State

Local conservation incentive programs may be administered by county or city governments or by watershed groups.  Mechanisms include tax relief, easement or property purchase, grants, and technical assistance.

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  • Local Government Incentives

    In Washington, a number of enhanced stewardship opportunities are exclusive options of local governments. Along with applying land-use designations to direct community growth, local governments can provide several voluntary stewardship opportunities.

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  • Urban Area Incentives

    Urban areas require innovative solutions. As land is annexed, re-evaluated for future zoning, or considered for project development, numerous opportunities exist to reduce development conflicts with biodiversity conservation.

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  • Watershed Incentives

    Watersheds provide useful geographic units for resource management aimed at protecting the health of aquatic ecosystems and the health and economic vitality of human communities within these landscapes.

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