Application Forms & Guidelines

Project Consideration

Step 1 - Apply

Application made by a municipality, park district, tribe, or non-profit. Application cycle opens in odd-numbered years.

Step 2 - Review

Review by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), to determine eligibility of projects.

Step 3 - Recommend

Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) thoroughly reviews projects to recommend selection, ranking, and protections to be put in place.

Step 4 - Resolve

County Council takes public action on CAB/TAC recommendations. This determines the final ranking order and the terms of acquisition.

Step 5 - Act

Projects are submitted in the budget according to ranking order and revenue available for the application cycle.

Step 6 - Purchase

Properties are acquired for future conservation and public benefit.

Application Forms - Conservation Futures


Application packets will be available for the next Conservation Futures grant cycle in 2019. Completed applications together with all the attachments, must be submitted to Pierce County Parks and Recreation located in the Lakewood Community Center

  • 2019 Application Packet date availability TBD
Applications are reviewed and ranked in accordance with the Pierce County Conservation Futures program, Pierce County Code Chapters 2.96 and 2.97. Applications that are not complete or do not include all the necessary attachments cannot be processed and will be returned.


To learn more about implementation of the Conservation Futures Program, please refer to the Administrative Guidelines.


Application workshops will be held during a grant cycle at the Lakewood Community Center. Applicants are required to attend an application workshop. For more information, contact Ryan Walker at (253)798-4252.

2019 Application Timeline

Date Application Process
February TBD
Application Available
February/March TBD
Application Workshops 2-4 p.m.

April TBD
Application Submission Deadline

April TBD

Application Review and Evaluation by Technical Advisory Committee
May-June Application Presentation and Scoring by Citizens' Advisory Board
August Conservation Futures Property Resolution passed by Council
September-December Purchasing Process Begins
Contact Us

Ryan Walker
Conservation Futures Coordinator

(253) 798-4252