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 Blue Mountain Land Trust will use this grant to acquire a farmland conservation easement on 652 acres, extinguishing 15 development rights, outside of Dixie, WA. The easement will ensure the land will remain available for farming in perpetuity.