Bailey Farm, Snohomish County

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Washington Farmland Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $521,038.18 Applicant Match: $532,464.19 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 44 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1360

Location Details

Please contact the landowner prior to arrange any access or site visits. PCC Farmland Trust can provide contact information upon request. From Seattle, take I-5 N, then take the exit 186 towards WA-96 E/128th St SE in Martha Lake. Turn right onto WA-96 E/128th St SE, and follow for 3.2 miles. Continue onto 132nd St SE, and continue straight as it turns into 134th Pl SE, and into Cathcart Way (approx. 3 miles). Turn left onto WA-9 N/Woodinville Snohomish Rd, and take the 2nd right onto Broadway Ave after 1 mile. Finally, take a sharp left onto Springhetti Rd, and the entrance to Bailey Compost will be on your right.

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.