Crown-S Ranch Farmland

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 scope of this project will protect 49.57 acres of farmland located in the Methow Valley through a permanent conservation easement. The proposed conservation easement will prevent subdivision, limit residential development and prevent loss of prime farmland on the Crown S Ranch while supporting the agricultural economy of Okanogan County. The Crown S Ranch is located two miles south of Winthrop and all farmland on the ranch is certified organic.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Okanogan County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $213,749.99 Applicant Match: $213,749.99 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 07-1571

Location Details

To drive to the Crown S Ranch property from Winthrop, drive on Highway 20 two miles south, turn right onto Twin Lakes Road, and turn immediately left onto the Crown S Ranch driveway. The property is located on the southwestern corner of the junction between the Twin Lakes Road and Highway 20.

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.