French Slough Farm, Snohomish County

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

PCC Farmland Trust will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for the 570-acre French Slough Farm, preventing its development. The land borders French Creek and the Pilchuck River where it meets the Snohomish River. Both the Pilchuck and Snohomish Rivers are priority habitat for migrating and breeding Chinook salmon, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and coho, a National Marine Fisheries Service species of concern, as well as cutthroat, chum, and bull trout. PCC Farmland Trust will contribute more than $2.1 million in conservation futures and a federal grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: PCC Farmland Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 952,400.00 Applicant Match: $ 2,175,600.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 44 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1420

Location Details

This property is a privately owned working farm. Please contact Project Sponsor before accessing the site.

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.