Farmland Preservation

The Coalition persuaded the legislature to add the Farmland Preservation account to the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) in 2005. Since then, the Coalition has secured over $17.8 million for state grants to fund 49 Farmland Preservation projects in Washington state.

This account helps cities and counties preserve working farms for their value as agricultural land, habitat, buffers against urban expansion, and as water resources. WWRP grants allow farmers to continue working the land their families have owned for generations.  Click on any of the proposed projects below for more information!

Green Marker Biderbost Farm
The scope of this project will allow Snohomish County to...
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Green Marker Bishop Dairy Preservation
The Jefferson Land Trust will use this grant to buy...
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Green Marker Black River Ranch
This grant allowed Thurston County to purchase a permanent conservation...
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Green Marker Broers Organic Berry Farm
Snohomish County will use this grant to purchase development rights...
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Green Marker Brown Dairy
Jefferson County and the Jefferson Land Trust, as co-grantees, acquired...
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Green Marker Cowiche Basin Rangelands
The Conservation Commission, in partnership with the North Yakima Conservation...
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Green Marker Cowiche Basin Working Rangelands
The Conservation Commission, in partnership with the North Yakima Conservation...
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Green Marker Crown-S Ranch Farmland
The scope of this project will protect 49.57 acres of...
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Green Marker Curtis Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right...
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Green Marker Dungeness Farmland
Clallam County will use this grant to preserve 38 acres...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland
Island County will use this grant to protect 150 acres...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland - 3 Sisters Family Farms
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust (WCLT) will use this grant...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Ebey's Prairie 2010
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will utilize this grant to...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Engle
Island County and the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust will co-hold a...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Engle II
This project acquired five permanent agricultural conservation easements on 106...
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Green Marker Ebey's Reserve Farmland - North Penn Cove
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust's intentioni was to use this...
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Green Marker Egbers Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right...
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Green Marker Eldridge Farm Acquisition
Whatcom County will use this grant to acquire development rights...
48.92566887 -122.27577014
Green Marker Ellis Barnes Livestock Company
The Okanogan Land Trust used this grant to purchase a...
48.79837926 -119.48506051
Green Marker Enumclaw Plateau Pasture Land
This project hoped to purchase the development rights on pastureland...
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Green Marker Finn Hall Farm
This project preserves the 60.74-acre Finn Hall Farm in eastern...
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Green Marker Finnriver Farm
Jefferson County and the Jefferson Land Trust will use this...
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Green Marker Firdell Farm
Firdell Farm, which includes 157 acres and produces seed crops,...
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Green Marker Fohn Land III LLC
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right...
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Green Marker Glendale Farm
Jefferson County, in partnership with the Jefferson Land Trust, will...
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Green Marker Harmony Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase two development rights...
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Green Marker Hedlin Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase three development rights...
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Green Marker Hendry Farm
King County's Farmland Preservation Program used this grant to purchase...
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Green Marker Lopez Island Farmland
This grant helped purchase a conservation easement on 95 acres...
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Green Marker Lower Methow Farmland
The scope of this project is to purchase a conservation...
48.14698057 -120.05251346
Green Marker M. Egbers Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right...
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Green Marker Methow Farmland
Okanogan County will use this grant to purchase a conservation...
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Green Marker Nelson Ranch Easement Acquisition
The Capitol Land Trust will use this grant to protect...
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Green Marker Nelson Ranch Farmland
This project acquired a permanent agricultural easement to protect 1,026...
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Green Marker Nelson-Brand Farm
Skagit County used this grant funding to purchase one development...
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Green Marker Nelson-Estes Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right...
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Green Marker Olma South Farmland
The Okanogan Land Trust will use this grant to conserve...
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Green Marker Olson Family Farm
Skagit County used this grant to acquire one development right...
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Green Marker Orting Valley Farms
Pierce County, in partnership with the Puget Community Cooperative Farmland...
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Green Marker Peoples Ranch
This project allowed Snohomish County to purchase a permanent agricultural...
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Green Marker Schell Farmland
The Okanogan Land Trust used this grant to acquire a...
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Green Marker Schwerin Farmland Preservation Easement
Blue Mountain Land Trust acquired an agricultural conservation easement to...
46.13035783 -118.0949433
Green Marker Sequim Farmland
Sequim will use this grant to protect 40 acres of...
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Green Marker Short Family Farm
Jefferson Land Trust will use this grant to purchase development...
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Green Marker Skagit County Farmland
Skagit County will use this grant to buy voluntary land...
48.54600744 -122.39029054
Green Marker Smith Farm
Skagit County will use this grant to buy the development...
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Green Marker Smith Prairie Farmland - Ebey's Reserve
Island County, in partnership with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust,...
48.20112246 -122.6321858
Green Marker Stephen Johnson Farm
Skagit County used this grant to purchase two development rights...
48.3925779 -122.48070549
Green Marker Strandberg Farm & Ranchland
The Okanogan Land Trust will use this grant to acquire...
48.80899087 -118.59172261
Green Marker Sturgeon Farm Conservation Easement
On July 1st 2013, PCC Farmland Trust acquired 21 development...
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Green Marker Terry's Berries Farm
Pierce County will use this grant to purchase development rights...
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Green Marker Triple Creek Ranch 2008
This project funded a purchase of an agricultural conservation easement...
47.08236275 -120.49052461
Green Marker Trout Lake Valley
Columbia Land Trust used this grant to acquire an agricultural...
45.99282867 -121.47918102
Green Marker Trout Lake Valley Phase 2
The Columbia Land Trust will use this grant to purchase...
46.13750221 -121.50788719
Green Marker Useless Bay East Farmland
The proposal is to acquire an agricultural conservation easement on...
47.99522906 -122.4765971
Green Marker Vander Voet Farm
The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will acquire an agricultural conservation...
48.2591104 -122.67801447
Green Marker Willie Greens Organic Farm
This project allowed Snohomish County to purchase a permanent agricultural...
47.82176298 -121.98854038

Note: Not all projects are shown. red = pending, green = funded

WWRP Funded Projects 1990 - Present 57 total projects $21,371,370

Biderbost Farm - Snohomish County - $2,869
Bishop Dairy Preservation - Jefferson Land Trust - $481,225
Black River Ranch - Thurston County - $809,256
Broers Organic Berry Farm - Snohomish County - $252,233
Brown Dairy - Jefferson County - $95,046
Cowiche Basin Rangelands - Conservation Commission - $1,723,835
Cowiche Basin Working Rangelands - Conservation Commission - $3,614
Crown-S Ranch Farmland - County - $213,749
Curtis Farm - Skagit County - $68,750
Dungeness Farmland - Clallam County - $293,471
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Island County - $750,000
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - 3 Sisters Family Farms - Whidbey Camano Land Trust - $500,000
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Ebey's Prairie 2010 - Whidbey Camano Land Trust - $215,000
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Engle - Island County - $659,431
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - Engle II - Island County - $612,915
Ebey's Reserve Farmland - North Penn Cove - Whidbey Camano Land Trust - $262,500
Egbers Farm - Skagit County - $47,000
Eldridge Farm Acquisition - Whatcom County - $160,310
Ellis Barnes Livestock Company - Okanogan Land Trust - $788,593
Enumclaw Plateau Pasture Land - King County - $4,014
Finn Hall Farm - Clallam County - $438,639
Finnriver Farm - Jefferson County - $203,500
Firdell Farm - Skagit County - $201,250
Fohn Land III LLC - Skagit County - $53,374
Glendale Farm - Jefferson County - $546,737
Harmony Farm - Skagit County - $103,700
Hedlin Farm - Skagit County - $168,436
Hendry Farm - King County - $70,911
Lopez Island Farmland - San Juan County Land Bank - $300,000
Lower Methow Farmland - County - $395,908
M. Egbers Farm - Skagit County - $48,600
Methow Farmland - Okanogan County - $387,037
Nelson Ranch Easement Acquisition - Capitol Land Trust - $750,000
Nelson Ranch Farmland - County - $616,050
Nelson-Brand Farm - Skagit County - $63,700
Nelson-Estes Farm - Skagit County - $48,550
Olma South Farmland - Okanogan Land Trust - $277,354
Olson Family Farm - Skagit County - $65,887
Orting Valley Farms - Pierce County - $633,374
Peoples Ranch - Snohomish County - $410,029
Schell Farmland - Okanogan Land Trust - $342,664
Schwerin Farmland Preservation Easement - Blue Mountain Land Trust - $81,418
Sequim Farmland - Sequim - $750,000
Short Family Farm - Jefferson Land Trust - $468,500
Skagit County Farmland - Skagit County - $1,379,712
Smith Farm - Skagit County - $319,455
Smith Prairie Farmland - Ebey's Reserve - Island County - $267,222
Stephen Johnson Farm - Skagit County - $88,145
Strandberg Farm & Ranchland - Okanogan Land Trust - $599,524
Sturgeon Farm Conservation Easement - PCC Farmland Trust - $480,000
Terry's Berries Farm - Pierce County - $3,995
Triple Creek Ranch 2008 - Kittitas County - $320,943
Trout Lake Valley - Columbia Land Trust - $468,609
Trout Lake Valley Phase 2 - Columbia Land Trust - $1,114,785
Useless Bay East Farmland - Island County - $317,241
Vander Voet Farm - Whidbey Camano Land Trust - $564,100
Willie Greens Organic Farm - Snohomish County - $78,210

What is the WWRP?

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.

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