Read an article detailing how the Okanogan Land Trust, in conjunction with a dedicated Olma family, was able to preserve nearly 1600 acres of family farmland with a conservation easement through the WWRP.
Excerpt: “Completing the easement will enable the Olmas to expand the ranch, expand their children’s role in the operation and plan the eventual transition of the farm to the next generation.
‘We were surprised by how much of a challenge it was to work through all the different parts of the project but we stuck with the land trust and they stuck with us. We are just really pleased that everything came together and our wish to protect our property has been rewarded,’ said Derek Olma.”
Read the full article on the Gazette-Tribune website.