Thurston County, WA, Comprehensive Plan
Adopted 1995; updated through 2015
By: Thurston County Dev Services
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.
2010 Population: 252,264
2010 Population Density: 349.41/square mile