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.
The North Olympic Land Trust will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for 104 acres of prime farmland in the Sequim-Dungeness valley with increased development pressure. Leased by the same family since the 1940s, the farm supports cattle and hay. An agricultural conservation easement will conserve the countryside view from the levee along the Dungeness River that thousands of people walk each month. North Olympic Land Trust will contribute $559,772 in donations of cash and a federal grant.