KCD assists Jurisdictions, landowners and residents with stewarding forests, street trees and open space to enhance wildlife habitat, reduce storm water runoff, and improve human health and well being.
KCD invested up to $150,000 annually for five years (2015-2019) to support regional and collaborative urban forestry initiatives that bridge stewardship across private and public lands.
KCD established the Rural Forest Health Management Program to support stewardship practices for private landowners with less than five acres of woodlands.
Our state’s record fires underscore the fact that wildfires are an increasing threat across the region. Most of King County is at moderate risk, but with more people living in areas where forests and development come together (commonly referred to as the “wildland urban interface”) there’s increased risk to life and property from wildfires.
KCD empowers land managers to be better stewards of natural resources. KCD’s Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides landowners with cost-share assistance to support implementation of conservation practices on private property.
KCD has compiled some resources to help land managers find out more about how to support pollinator conservation efforts.