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A Farm or Forest Plan may be a better option for you

A farm or forest plan may be a better option for you

  • Free introductory workshops can help you understand the planning process and determine whether it will meet your needs.
  • Technical assistance is available to guide you through each step in the plan development process. Much of the non-permit related assistance is free.
  • For a more complex plan, particularly if you need to site a new home, well, or septic system, you may choose to hire a consultant to help with the plan and associated permitting.

While the county and consultants may be used for technical support, the final commitment to good stewardship can come only from you.

Rural stewardship planning is one of four options

A rural stewardship plan is one of four "tracks" available for you to manage and develop your land. The other three include the standard development regulations, farm planning, and forest management planning. King County staff can help you explore these options, but you will need to decide which is best for your management goals and your property.

For questions about these programs, please contact Pesha Klein, Environmental Scientist III, DPER Critical Areas Review.