Application Forms & Guidelines


The 2023 application period is now closed.

Completed applications are now under review.  

Should circumstances change, updated information regarding application submission will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Program Guidelines

Applications are reviewed and ranked utilizing criteria established in Pierce County Code Chapters 2.96 and 2.97.  These codes were updated in early 2023, and the most recent code can be found here. To learn more about the Conservation Futures grant process, including application submission and review, funding requirements, and long-term obligations, please refer to the current Administrative Guidelines.


Applicant Workshop Presentation

Project Consideration

Step 1 - Apply

Application made by a municipality, park district, or non-profit. Application cycle opens in odd-numbered years.

Step 2 - Review

Review by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), to determine eligibility of projects.

Step 3 - Recommend

Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) thoroughly reviews projects to recommend selection, ranking, and protections to be put in place.

Step 4 - Resolve

County Council takes public action on CAB/TAC recommendations. This determines the final ranking order and the terms of acquisition.

Step 5 - Act

Projects are submitted in the budget according to ranking order and revenue available for the application cycle.

Step 6 - Purchase

Properties are acquired for future conservation and public benefit.

Contact Us

Chris Chaput
Conservation Futures Coordinator