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.
Skagit County used this grant to purchase three development rights on 59.56 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The Hedlin Farm is located adjacent to Sullivan Slough in the Skagit Delta, just east of LaConner, WA. Crops produced on this farm include seed crops, potatoes, cucumbers, wheat, corn and others.