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

At the end of October 2022, Jefferson Land Trust permanently protected the 115 acre Hannan Farm with purchase of a conservation easement funded with State Farmland Preservation Program and Conservation Futures funding, and with purchase of a restrictive easement through the US Navy’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program funding. These two easements ensure that the farm will never be subdivided, and that future residential development will be limited to the two existing homesites located in the one designated building envelope. Furthermore, the prime soils of the farm are protected through impervious surface limitations and prohibitions on mining. The Riparian Protection areas along the tributaries and main channel of Chimacum Creek, currently enrolled in the CREP program will remain protected after the CREP lease expires. Prior to closing, the Land Trust created a baseline document according to our standards and practices and worked with the landowners to develop a stewardship plan. These plans help the Land Trust and the landowners to manage and steward the property in accordance with the easement terms, and strive to enhance the protected conservation values.

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: Closed Completed 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.