Dungeness 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

Clallam County will use this grant to preserve 38 acres of farmland through purchase of an agricultural conservation easement. The land currently supports one of the few certified raw milk dairys in the state, and has been farmed since the late 1880s. Although a dairy most of that time, the farm has also been used for organic vegetable production. Approximately 175 acres of adjacent lands are conserved in perpetuity for farmland or habitat purposes. Long-term viability of the farm is excellent. The North Olympic Land Trust and Friends of the Fields Foundation will partner with Clallam County for administration and monitoring tasks.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clallam County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $293,471.13 Applicant Match: $293,471.16 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 06-1849

Location Details

Turn off U.S. 101 at the Sequim Avenue exit. Go north on Sequim Avenue - becomes Sequim-Dungeness Way. West on Woodcock Road then north on Towne Road - go about 1 mile to Creamery.

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.