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.
Blue Mountain Land Trust used this grant and funds from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to acquire a farmland conservation easement on 661 acres in Dixie WA. The easement extinguished 15 development rights and preserved fertile and productive wheat land, preserving the land for farming in perpetuity.