Land Conservation Initiative

King County is working with cities to launch an initiative that will conserve more than 62,000 acres of the highest conservation value lands and to do so within a generation (i.e. 30 years). These lands include urban parks, trails, farmlands, forest lands, and natural areas.

King County is one of the fastest growing large counties in the U.S. More than 2 million people call King County home today, with another 1 million expected by 2040.

The King County Parks Foundation believes that we, as the people who live, work, and play here, must act quickly to protect our most important remaining lands before prices further escalate and we lose conservation opportunities to development.

The King County Parks Foundation is providing civic and business guidance to King County to help secure funding for this initiative.