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State of Washington and All Easements

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Relative number of easements per county

(Derived using an Equal Interval classification scheme)

Number of easements

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  • 1 – 294
  • 295 – 588
  • 589 – 882
  • 883 – 1176
  • 1177 – 1471
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Note: The data refers to the primary county of each easement based on the area of its sites.

Easements by Easement Holder Type


Total Easements: 3516

Easement Holder Count Acres
Federal 397 30,645
Jointly Held 3 380
Local Government 936 20,771
Non-Governmental Organization 1,119 47,597
State 988 222,416
Unknown Easement Holder 73 1,043

Easements by Landowner Type


Total Easements: 3516

Landowner Type Count Acres
Local Government 301 4,503
Native American 3 27
Non-Governmental Organization 25 1,502
Private 2,541 129,244
State 8 6,922
Unknown Landowner 638 180,654

Easements by Purpose


Total Easements: 3516

Purpose Count Acres
Environmental System 1,073 187,910
Historic Preservation 2 72
Open Space - Farm 596 15,067
Open Space - Forest 82 41,790
Open Space - Other 21 473
Open Space - Ranch 3 1,032
Recreation or Education 116 603
Unknown 1,623 75,905

Easements by Public Access


Total Easements: 3516

Public Access Count Acres
Closed 429 37,376
Open Access 62 4,281
Restricted Access 30 32,743
Unknown 2,995 248,453

Easements by Acquisition Date


Total Easements: 1475
Show Table of Data
Acquisition Year Count Acres
2013 8 560
2012 17 679
2011 40 2,548
2010 58 7,832
2009 109 16,233
2008 191 77,980
2007 67 3,333
2006 89 9,347
2005 59 2,269
2004 250 94,289
2003 136 18,276
2002 65 5,015
2001 122 5,450
2000 37 1,807
1999 43 4,687
1998 31 2,982
1997 55 3,055
1996 30 1,234
1995 20 1,316
1993 11 192
1992 7 100
1991 3 9
1990 4 124
1989 1 32
1987 1 23
1982 1 1
1977 1 0
1975 18 2
1973 1 0
0 2,041 63,477

Easements by Easement Holder Name (only data available or provided in spatial form)

Easement Holder Count Acres
Archeological Conservancy 1 2
Bainbridge Island Land Trust 41 695
Capitol Land Trust 2 180
City of Anacortes 1 1
City of Bothell 1 46
City of Redmond 2 19
City of Tacoma 1 1
Columbia Land Trust 1 20
Cowiche Canyon Conservancy 1 46
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (Wetlands America Trust) 12 1,293
Forterra 95 8,631
Fox Island Community and Recreation Association 1 5
Frank Family Foundation 2 635
Friends of Lakewold 1 10
Friends of the Hylebos 10 130
Great Peninsula Conservancy 4 51
Green River Gorge Trust 2 2
King County 695 17,277
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks 599 141,686
King County Farmland Preservation Program 14 656
Kittitas Conservation Trust 1 3
Methow Conservancy 55 4,728
Nisqually Land Trust 26 597
North Olympic Land Trust 75 2,579
Pierce County 17 282
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 1 20
San Juan County 122 1,958
San Juan Preservation Trust 413 12,525
Seattle Audubon Society 1 1
Seattle Parks and Recreation 73 68
Skagit County 2 64
Skagit Land Trust 94 2,704
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland 11 300
Snohomish County 8 400
State of Washington 17 33,513
Tapteal Greenway 1 10
The Nature Conservancy 1 22
The Trust for Public Land 2 205
Unknown 72 1,038
U.S. Bureau of Land Management 2 151
U.S. Federal Government 2 566
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 209 2,394
U.S. Forest Service 8 539
U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service 176 26,996
Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust 15 66
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 60 15,634
Washington State Department of Natural Resources 310 31,582
Washington State Parks 2 1
Western Rivers Conservancy 72 3,851
Whatcom Land Trust 182 8,672
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