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 acquire a conservation easement on French Slough Farm, conserving 570 acres and extinguishing approximately 70 development rights. French Slough Farm is a 5th generation farm located in the Snohomish River Valley, one mile south-east of the City of Snohomish. The current generation of family members are interested in expanding farm production into vegetable crops, agritourism, and/or wine grapes to diversify and continue farming into the future. The property borders French Creek and the Pilchuck River at its confluence with the Snohomish River. The conservation easement will ensure the property will be protected as working farmland, and allow for compatible restoration targeting priority species and habitats in the future without compromising the agricultural viability of the farm. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Washington 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: Active 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.