Hoch Family Farm Agricultural Easement

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 Conservation Commission will use this grant to extinguish three development rights on approximately 26 acres of farmland located within the City of Kennewick, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports the production of livestock and poultry. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Conservation Commission Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $516,539.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Benton Legislative District: 16 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1547

Location Details

Head southeast on I-182 E and take exit 12A for US-395 S toward Kennewick/Pendleton. Continue onto US-395 S taking the exit toward W Columbia Drive. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto W Columbia Drive. Continue straight to stay on W Columbia Dr. Turn right onto N Washington St and continue south until intersection with 27th Ave. Continue straight into driveway.

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.