Jefferson County Farm on Its Way to Permanent Protection

July 7, 2007

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program funding will help preserve Glendale Farm in Jefferson County.  The County will be able to purchase a conservation easement to ensure that the land will remain farmland forever.

Excerpt: “The property currently includes 150 acres of pasture, 23 acres of forest and a half-mile of Chimacum Creek. The land contains habitat for salmon, trumpeter swans, eagles, hawks and many other species.

“This is a key property,” [Sarah Spaeth, conservation director for the Jefferson Land Trust] added. “It has a long history of agriculture use — since 1857 when it started as a dairy farm. It is at the confluence of both Beaver and Central valleys, both agriculturally zoned areas.”

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