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

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Jefferson Land Trust is applying for grant funds to purchase a conservation easement on the approximately 115-acre Hannan Farm, located in Jefferson County. The purpose of this acquisition is to permanently preserve the prime agricultural soils on one of the largest historical working farms in Chimacum watershed by preventing subdivision and eliminating the estimated three remaining development rights. Conservation values include Farmland of Statewide Importance and Prime Agricultural soils; Chimacum Creek riparian salmonid spawning habitat; agricultural infrastructure and market accessibility; and scenic open space. The property is located 4 miles south of the agricultural-hub town of Chimacum in fertile Center Valley, and the mother/daughter landowners are raising beef cattle and hay crops. The easement will help permanently preserve approximately 2,000 feet of east Chimacum Creek, and approximately 3,000 feet of seasonal streams that have been replanted through NRCS programs and Jefferson County Conservation District efforts. Jefferson Land Trust aims to protect this historical working farm, threatened salmonid spawning habitat, and open space values through a conservation easement funded by RCO, Conservation Futures, and the Navy REPI program.

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: Board preliminary approved  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.