Is a rural stewardship plan right for me?
Rural stewardship plans offer flexibility to tailor habitat protections
Rural stewardship plans offer benefits for rural homeowners
As a rural landowner in King County, you are the best steward of your land and its natural resources. With this in mind, King County has created a program to offer technical assistance to landowners interested in developing environmental protections tailored to their property and goals.
Because "one size" of land regulation does not always fit every property, King County now offers Rural Stewardship Planning to landowners whose property is zoned Rural Area Residential (RA).
Whether your goal is to site a new house, remodel an existing one or simply find new ways to care for or restore your land, you can create a rural stewardship plan unique to your property and goals. If you are pursuing a permit, rural stewardship planning may streamline the permit process and modify some buffer requirements in exchange for a long term commitment to protect natural resources in other ways.
Learn more about the basics of rural stewardship planning so you can decide if it is right for you.