Application Forms & Guidelines

Project Consideration

Step 1 - Apply

Application made by a municipality, park district, tribe, 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.

2021 Application Timeline

February 16 Application Available
February 23
March 3
Application Workshops (Zoom), 2:00-4:00 p.m.
*Registration required.
March 15 Application Submission Deadline, 4:30 p.m.
April 8

April 22

April 29
Technical Advisory Committee Project Review Meeting, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (virtual)
Please click this URL to join:
Or join by phone: (253) 215-8782 or 877-853-5247 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 937 6992 5988

Technical Advisory Committee Project Review Meeting, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (virtual)
Please click this URL to join:
Or join by phone: (253) 215-8782 or 888-788-0099 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 949 1481 6375

Technical Advisory Committee Project Review Meeting, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
May-June Application Presentations and Evaluation by Citizens' Advisory Board
August/September Council Passes Conservation Futures Property Resolution
January 2022 Purchasing Process Begins


The 2021 application period is now closed. No additional applications will be accepted at this time. The next application period will open in early 2023.

Completed applications with all required attachments must be submitted to Pierce County Parks and Recreation, located at the Environmental Services Building in Chambers Creek Regional Park (map). Note that the building is currently closed to the public and is anticipated to remain closed through the end of March 2021. Staff will be available to accept applications Mondays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the application period. When you arrive to submit your application, call (253) 798-4073 or (253) 798-4008 to have a staff member meet you outside the building to accept your application materials. Incomplete applications will be returned and the project will be ineligible for current grant round funding.

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

  • 2021 Application Packet (Word file)

  • 2019 Applications Approved for Funding (in rank order)

    Click on the links below to view completed applications that were chosen for funding in the 2019 grant round.

    Program Guidelines

    Applications are reviewed and ranked in accordance with the criteria established in Pierce County Code Chapters 2.96 and 2.97. 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.


    All applicants are required to attend one Application Workshop. Two workshops will be held during the 2021 application period. Due to current restrictions regarding group meetings and to ensure the safety of all participants, both workshops will be held virtually via Zoom. 

    Workshops are scheduled from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, March 3. To register for a workshop or for more information, please contact Emily Smith at [email protected] or (253) 798-4073. 

    Contact Us

    Kimberly Freeman
    Resource Stewardship Superintendent