8. Conserving environmentally sensitive lands and rural resource lands

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The share of new growth locating in rural Thurston County is decreasing, although still above targets for 2035. The density of new development in rural Thurston County is decreasing.
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Between 2010 and 2035, no more than 5% of new housing will locate in rural areas, and at least 95% will be within cities, towns, unincorporated growth areas, and tribal reservations.

Source: Sustainable Thurston Priority Target