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 Conservation Futures Properties

Conservation Futures Program

 

Conservation Futures is a land preservation program that protects, preserves, maintains, improves, restores, and limits the future use of threatened areas of open space, timberlands, wetlands, habitat areas, culturally significant sites, and agricultural farmlands within Island County. 

 Conservation Futures Funds are a useful tool for counties to preserve land of public interest for future generations and are encouraged to use some conservation futures as one tool for salmon preservation purposes. 

Island County's Comprehensive Plan identifies that unique or distinctive lands may be preserved in recognition of the irreplaceable character of such resources and of their importance to the quality of life of residents and visitors to Island County.  The Conservation Futures Program is an important source of funding to achieve those goals.  

The Conservation Futures Program is a competitive annual grant with proposed projects reviewed and ranked by a Citizens Advisory Board and County Staff. 

Organizations located within Island County eligible to apply for Conservation Futures Funds are Island County government, cities, town, special purpose districts, non-profit nature conservancy organizations (as defined in RCW 84.34.250), and non-profit historic preservation organizations (as defined in RCW 64.04.130).

The following links are to various Conservation Futures Program documents:


2020

OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY - 2020 ISLAND COUNTY CONSERVATION FUTURES FUNDS

 

Island County is accepting applications for grants from the 2020 Conservation Futures Program.  The Conservation Futures Program is funded by a local property tax. The Conservation Futures property tax is used for land protection and stewardship to preserve the irreplaceable character of unique, distinctive lands and to protect habitat.
 
The organizations that are eligible to receive Conservation Futures grants include Island County government, cities, towns, special purpose districts, non-profit nature conservancy organizations (as defined in RCW 84.34.250), and non-profit historic preservation organizations (as defined in RCW 64.04.130). 
 
Application and funding information is available from Island County General Service Administration located at 1 NE 7th Street, Room 200, Coupeville, Washington (mailing address PO Box 5000, Coupeville WA 98239-5000) or below at this website.

To be considered in the 2020 funding cycle, completed applications for projects must be returned to the General Services Administration office no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, February 28th, 2020.  For further information please contact Don Mason, Program Coordinator at (360) 679-7378.


2019

For the 2019 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following Acquisition projects were approved for funding:

The Citizens' Advisory Board (CAB) met on April 1st, 2019, in public meeting and reviewed the proposed acquisition projects.  The CAB's Recommendation are:

    • 2019 CITIZENS' ADVISORY BOARD RECOMMENDATION

For the 2019 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following Maintenance and Operations (M&O) projects were approved for funding:

2018

For the 2018 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following proposed Acquisition project was approved for funding:

For the 2018 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following proposed Maintenance and Operations (M&O) projects were approved for funding:

The Citizens' Advisory Board (CAB) met on April 6th, 2018, in public meeting and reviewed the proposed acquisition project.  The CAB's Recommendation and meeting documents are:

 

2017

For the 2017 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following acquisition projects were approved for funding:

(Note: The applicant, WCLT, withdrew its application for the Pearson Shoreline Project.) 

For the 2017 Conservation Futures funding cycle, the following maintenance and operations (M&O) applications were approved for funding:

The Citizens' Advisory Board (CAB) met on April 5th in public meeting and reviewed the proposed acquisition projects.  The CAB's Recommendation and meeting documents are:

2016

For the 2016 Conservation Futures funding cycle the following projects were authorized for funding:

2015

During the 2015 Conservation Futures funding cycle the following projects were authorized for funding: