Eagleson Farmland Easement

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 Blue Mountain Land Trust will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement on 652 acres of farmland next to other conserved land. The land boasts 360-degree views of Walla Walla and the Blue Mountains, making it a prime target for development despite its productivity as farmland. An easement will prevent development, ensuring that this land remains in farmland production. Blue Mountain Land Trust will contribute $284,500 in a donation of land value and a federal grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Blue Mountain Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 284,500.00 Applicant Match: $ 284,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Walla Walla Legislative District: 16 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1632

Location Details

From Walla Walla, drive northeast on Highway 12. Just after passing through Dixie, turn right onto Mud Creek Road. The property is on both sides of the road after ~1.4 miles. Parking is on the right.

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.