Programs > Landowner Incentive Program
The King Conservation District empowers landowners to be better stewards of natural resources. The District’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides landowners with cost-share assistance to support implementation of conservation practices on private property. Landowner expenses associated with pre-approved conservation practices are matched with KCD cost-share funding at a ratio of 50% to 90% of the total cost of projects. Cost-share ratios vary by conservation practice.
A total of 15 conservation practices are eligible for funding (see “Eligible Practices” listed below). To receive funding, cost-share practices must be included in a farm management or other technical assistance plan prepared by KCD resource conservation staff.
Applications for 2017 will be accepted on a monthly basis through November.
To initiate the application process, contact your KCD Resource Planner.
To get assigned to a KCD Resource Planner and begin the planning process, fill out this survey.
Questions about cost-share? Contact Rachel Konrady, KCD Resource Specialist, by phone at 425-282-1907, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Information & Considerations
* Note: King Conservation District cost-sharing is available to all landowners within the District boundaries, which includes all of King County except for the cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific, and Skykomish.
|Best Management Practice
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|% of Total Cost Reimbursable||$/ Unit Max||Practice Maximum||Maximum Reimbursement|
|Animal Trails & Walkways||50%||$.75/ft||$20,000||$10,000|
|Aquatic Area Buffer Planting||90%||$30,000/project||$30,000||$27,000|
|Building Relocation from Aq. Area/Buffer||50%||Case by case||$20,000||$10,000|
|Bulkhead Removal||75%||Case by case||$40,000||$30,000|
|New! Cover Crops||90%||$150/acre||$22,500||$20,250|
|Forest Health Management||75%||$30,000/project||$30,000||$22,500|
|Heavy Use Protection Area||50%||$1,400/ animal||$40,000||$20,000|
|Pasture & Hay Planting||50%||$325/acre||$20,000||$10,000|
|Roof Run-off Structure||50%||$7/ft||$20,000||$10,000|
|Waste Storage Facility||75%||$1,000/animal||$30,000||$22,500|
|Watering Facility||50%||Case by case||$20,000||$10,000|
Example Calculation: Farmer Tim has 4 horses and would like to install a waste storage facility. KCD will reimburse 75% of a the total project cost, up to a practice cap of $1,000 per animal unit. Therefore, Farmer Tim’s practice cap is $4,000 (4 AU x $1,000/AU = $4,000 practice cap), and the maximum he can be reimbursed is $3,000 (75% of $4,000). Additionally, if the actual practice cost is below $4,000, he will be reimbursed no more than 75% of all eligible expenses associated with the actual project cost.
4 animal units X $1,000 per animal unit = $4,000 practice cap
KCD Reimburses 75% of actual expenses. If actual expenses = $4,000 then reimbursement will be $3,000.
$4,000 X .75 = $3,000 reimbursed to Farmer Tim
For all information regarding the program and previously awarded LIP cost-share contracts:
contact Rachel Konrady by phone at (425)282-1907
or by email at Rachel.email@example.com