Regional Open Space Conservation Plan

Plan under board review through March 8

PSRC has released a draft Regional Open Space Conservation Plan for board review.

“The project is the organization’s best opportunity to integrate regional watershed and land use planning to ensure we protect our farms and forests, ensure quality habitat for salmon and other wildlife, safeguard our clean drinking water, and create opportunities for residents to be healthy by exploring and playing outdoors.” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive and PSRC President. 

The draft plan describes the importance of open space to quality of life the regional economy.

Features include:

  • A first ever regional open space network that maps the most essential open spaces in the region.
  • An analysis of remaining conservation needs across the region.
  • An assessment of the level of access urban residents have to open space.
  • An action plan to ensure that open spaces in the region are sustained for future generations.

PSRC is encouraging comment from interested parties through March 8, 2018. 

Please send your comments on the draft plan to If you have a specific area of interest, such as farmland preservation, please indicate that in your comments.