Thurston County, WA, Comprehensive Plan

Adopted 1995; updated through 2015

By: Thurston County Dev Services

Farmland Protection

The county’s comprehensive plan addresses farmland protection. In the natural resource lands element, the goals, objectives, and policies section leads off with a goal to preserve agricultural lands for long-term farming use (1). Policies address reducing potential conflicts of agricultural and nonagricultural uses, use of farmland taxation programs, focused growth to reduce development pressure on farmland, implementation of  innovative farmland protection programs such as PDR, TDR, and cluster subdivisions.

Thurston, WA

2010 Population: 252,264

2010 Population Density: 349.41/square mile