Farmland Preservation protects valuable farmland and habitat for recreationally important animals, like salmon, birds, deer, and elk. These projects allow families to continue farming the land they have worked on for generations, and provide Washingtonians with healthy local food and a diverse economy. WWRP is the only source of farmland preservation funding in the state budget.
The Methow Conservancy will use this grant to purchase a farmland conservation easement on approximately 35 acres of the Anders Orchard. The project is located about 7 miles north of Pateros in Okanogan County. The easement will prevent future development of the orchard and ensure it will remain available for farming in perpetuity.