Fort Conservation 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 Methow Conservancy will use this funding to acquire an approximate 66.5-acre perpetual conservation easement on irrigated agricultural land near Twisp in the Methow Valley. The project site contains high-quality soils and is adjacent to other important agricultural lands. The easement will extinguish two development rights and protect the water rights associated with the property. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Methow Conservancy Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $228,392.00 Applicant Match: $228,392.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1431

Location Details

From the town of Twisp, drive east on Hwy 153 to Lower Bear Creek Rd. Turn left on Bear Creek Rd, then turn right onto Thurlow Rd.

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.