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Transfer of Development Rights - TDR - in King County, Washington State

Greenprint for King County
A Model for conservation

Greenprint for King County Report CoverThe Greenprint for King County Report describes a regional conservation strategy that King County plans to apply to protect open space resources for such purposes as salmon recovery, farm and forest preservation, flood hazard reduction, parks and regional trails. The Greenprint strategy is informed by Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, which evaluates the King County landscape to identify land conservation options that provide the greatest public benefits. The Greenprint for King County Report also reflects completion of a King County Conservation Finance Study and extensive public outreach.

The Greenprint strategy and GIS model were conceived by the Trust for Public Land project team and King County staff.. The Greenprint for King County strategy received a 2005 Honor Award, in the category of emerging technology, from the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington. For more information about the Greenprint project, please see about the King County Greenprint Project.

The Greenprint for King County Report is offered in Adobe Acrobat Format. For help using Acrobat, please visit our Acrobat Help Page. The report is available in multiple sections for reduced network traffic, faster downloads, and more reliable viewing.

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Report Text: Greenprint for King County (657 Kb Acrobat file)

Figure 1 - Conservation Vision: Regional Conservation Priorities (176 Kb)

Figure 3 - Ecolands Lands GIS Modeling Results (749 Kb)

Figure 4 - Forest Lands GIS Modeling Results (160 Kb)

Figure 5 - Farmland GIS Modeling Results (148 Kb)

Figure 6 -Flood Hazard Reduction GIS Modeling Results (184 Kb)

Figure 7 - Parks GIS Modeling Results (179 Kb)

Figure 8 - North Puget Sound Shorline Natural Areas GIS Modeling Results (1,646 Kb)

Figure 9 - South Puget Sound Shorline Natural Areas GIS Modeling Results (3,233 Kb)

Figure 10 - Puget Sound Shorline Public Access GIS Modeling Results (3,272 Kb)

Figure 11 - Overall Combined GIS Modeling Results - Agreement of High Conservation Value (177 Kb)

Figure 12 - City Priority and Connectivity - Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Newcastle, Redmond, Tukwila, and Renton Region (341 Kb)

Figure 13 - City Priority and Connectivity - Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Duvall, Carnation, and Snoqualmie Region (370 Kb)

Figure 14 - City Priority and Connectivity - North Bend, Snoqualmie and Carnation Region (369 Kb)

Figure 15 - City Priority and Connectivity - Vashon Island, Federal Way, Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park Region (1,921 Kb)

Figure 16 - City Priority and Connectivity - Maple Valley, Auburn, Kent, Renton, Issaquah, Covington, Newcastle, and Black Diamond Region (2,901 Kb)

Figure 17 - City Priority and Connectivity - Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Covington and Black Diamond Region (3,245 Kb)

Figure 18 - Conservation Vision: Regional Conservation Priorities (975 Kb)

Figure 19 - Regional Conservation Priority - Maintaining the Urban Growth Boundary (2,124 Kb)

Appendix A - King County, Washington Land Conservation Financing Study (486 Kb)