NEWS! Spokane County to open a new nomination round in 2016. Spokane County Parks will begin accepting new property nominations starting February 1st. See below for more info.
Conservation Futures Program
The Spokane County Conservation Futures Program was conceived in 1994 with the voters approval of an advisory ballot measure authorizing a property tax levy of (up-to) 6.25-cents per $1000 of property value to acquire and preserve Spokane County's open space, streams, rivers, and other natural resources. What does this mean? For a home assessed at $150,000, up to $9.00 per year is assessed and dedicated to the Conservation Futures fund to preserve and enhance Spokane County's quality of life.
Of the total annual of levy revenue generated annually, 15% is dedicated toward maintaining, protecting and enhancing these properties in perpetuity. This translates into improved public access, signage, noxious weed control, and other activities that protect and enhance the public's investment.
As of 2014, the Conservation Futures Program has acquired over 7,500 acres through 30 acquisitions owned and managed by Spokane County, City of Spokane, and City of Cheney.
To see the most current Conservation Futures Prioritized Acquisition List, please click here.
2016 Open Nomination Round Coming in February!
Do you own a property and are interested in preserving your property for future generations? Spokane County's Conservation Futures Program could be one way to preserve your property for the benefit of Spokane County residents and wildlife.
To learn more about nominating your property for the Conservation Futures Program's consideration, how we purchase land, and whether your property might be a good fit for preservation through the Program, please click on the links below or feel free to contact us.
2016 Conservation Futures Program Documents
Click on links below to view / download materials.