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The 2021 application period is open, with applications for 2022 Conservation Futures funding due on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Please visit the Application process page. 


Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) can help buy open spaces in cities and in rural King County, such as:

  • Urban greenspaces
  • Passive recreation parks
  • Natural areas
  • Trails
  • Community gardens
  • Farms (urban and rural)
  • Forests

CFT funding is provided to governmental agencies and eligible nature conservancy or historic preservation nonprofits. Community groups or individuals can partner on projects with local agencies and eligible nonprofits.

In communities that have historically been under-served with open space investments, CFT funding may be able to pay for 100% of acquisition costs for some projects.

Since 1982, CFT funding has helped protect more than 100,000 acres of land in King County as open space. Read more about CFT’s history, here.

Cougar Mountain - Squak hike

News & announcements

The Conservation Futures Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference on 3/23/2021, from 4:30-8:00 pm. The agenda is available here. Please contact Ingrid Lundin for access information.

January 6, 2021
Applications for 2022 Conservation Futures funding are due on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Please visit the Application process page. 

July 9, 2020
New park with trails coming to urban unincorporated King County, delivering on Executive Constantine’s commitment to equitable access to open space

June 27, 2019
External article, Seattle Times
King County seeks to preserve 5,000 acres for parks, open space by the end of 2020

June 27, 2019
Executive Constantine triples down on open space protection, takes action ensure greenspace access for all King County residents

June 20, 2019
Executive Constantine’s plan will ensure all King County residents have access to open spaces

Contact Us

Ingrid Lundin

Conservation Futures Coordinator

Email: Ingrid.Lundin@kingcounty.gov

Phone: 206-477-4578