Curtis Farm

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

Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right on 59.3 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The Curtis Johnson farm is located in the Skagit Delta just east of the town of LaConner, WA. Crops grown on this land are rotated on an annual basis and have included potatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, wheat and both spinach and beet seed crops.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $68,750.00 Applicant Match: $68,750.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1496

Location Details

Take I-5 north the WA-543 exit (Exit 221); turn left onto Pioneer Hwy; turn right onto Fir Lsland Rd, this becomes Best Rd; turn right onto Calhoun Rd. Property is on the right (south) approximately 2500 feet from intersection.

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.