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.
PCC Farmland Trust acquired a permanent conservation easement on the 270 acre Bailey Farm in Snohomish County. A Waiver of Retroactivity was granted for the acquisition of the easement and the easement was acquired in 2015. The conservation of Bailey Farm extinguished 26 development rights and protected the ecological integrity of the County’s prime farmland as well as critical upland and wetland areas and associated habitat values.