Kaukiki Farmland Preservation

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 Great Peninsula Conservancy will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for 96 acres of farmland, which is under increasing development pressure. Kaukiki farmland includes prime agricultural soils and includes ponds, wetlands, and a fish-bearing stream that flows through the area and into Taylor Bay. Owned and operated by the Bryant family since 2008, the farm produces cattle and sheep for meat and wool. At 141 acres, Kaukiki Farm is one of the largest agricultural and community resources on the Key Peninsula. The landowners offer outreach and educational opportunities through their partnerships with the Key Peninsula Farm Tour and Pierce County Conservation District. Great Peninsula Conservancy will contribute $500,000 in a local grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Great Peninsula Conservancy Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 150,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 500,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1503

Location Details

From Bremerton, take WA-3 S/Shelton and take a left after about 4.1 miles onto Sunnyslope Rd SW. Continue for 1.3 miles and turn right to stay on Sunnyslope Road SW. Continue for 2.7 miles and then turn left onto SW Lake Flora Road. At the traffic circle take the 1st exit onto Carney Lake Road/JM Dickenson Road SW, and continue for 2.9 miles. Then continue onto Carney Lake Road SW and follow this for 1.8 miles. Continue onto Wright Bliss Road Kp N and then S Vaughn Road Kp N for 0.3 miles. Then continue straight onto Lackey Road KPN for 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Gig Harbor Longbranch Road/Key Peninsula Highway N, and the destination will be on the right after 7.6 miles. Contact landowner prior to access.

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.