June 23, 2013 

B y the numbers That is the amount Pierce and Thurston counties will receive through the 2013 Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. The program compensates local governments for nontaxable federal land in their jurisdictions. The payments are made annually for federal lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service for federal water projects and some military installations. Of that total, $699,652 was paid to Pierce County (for 338,620 acres) and $909 was paid to Thurston County (623 acres).

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