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.”