Hannan Farm

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 Jefferson Land Trust will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement, also called a conservation easement, to permanently protect the 115-acre Hannan Farm, 4 miles south of Chimacum. The agreement will preserve permanently one of the largest historical working farms in the Chimacum watershed by preventing subdivision of the land and future development. The agreement also will help protect nearly 1 mile of Chimacum Creek and seasonal streams. The farm is designated as farmland of statewide importance and has prime soils, salmon spawning habitat in Chimacum Creek, and scenic open space. The mother and daughter landowners are raising cattle and hay crops. The Jefferson Land Trust will contribute $319,800 in local and federal grants.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $255,000.00 Applicant Match: $319,800.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1405

Location Details

The farm is accessed off of West Valley Rd, just south of the intersection of Egg & I Road.

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.