Anders Orchard, Methow Valley, Acquisition

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Methow Conservancy Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 108750 Applicant Match: 108750 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1866

Location Details

Drive north seven miles from Pateros WA, on Highway 153. Turn left at driveway .1 miles past Black Canyon Road.

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.