Dungeness Farmland Phase II

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: North Olympic Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 559,771.00 Applicant Match: $ 559,772.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1944

Location Details

1747 Towne Road is a parcel that is not part of this project, but if you drive to this address and continue past, you will be on the property. From Highway 101, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (left if you are coming from Port Angeles, right if you are coming from Sequim). Turn right onto Old Olympic Highway. Take a left on Towne Road. The property will be on your left.

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.