The Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) was established by the Governor and legislature in 2007 to address the rapid loss of working farm and forest lands in Washington State. Visit the OFP site to learn about conservation easements, economic incentives for landowners, and more.
The Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) offers counties an alternative to updating their Critical Area Ordinance plans. Counties that opt into VSP participate in a watershed-based, collaborative planning process that uses incentives to promote agricultural and environmental stewardship.
Conservation Districts are a unique form of non-regulatory government, they match local resource needs with technical financial resources to help landowners with “on-the-ground” conservation projects. Learn more.
Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS) is a requirement for all local governments and is prescribed by the Office of the State Auditor. Visit our BARS page to access the BARS Manual, Annual Reporting, and...