Kristoferson Farm – Working Farmland

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 Land Trust leveraged WWRP Farmland grant funds with Federal and local grants, and on February 15, 2023 recorded a perpetual farmland conservation easement on approximately 122 acres of the Kristoferson Farm on Camano Island. A WWRP Working Forest CE was recorded on the forested 110 acres of the property.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whidbey Camano Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $595,040.00 Applicant Match: $728,644.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 19-1530

Location Details

From the bridge onto Camano Island follow, follow highway 532 (which turns into NE Camano Dr) for approximately 5 miles to the driveway to Kristoferson Farm on the West side of the road. 332 NE Camano Dr. Note: the driveway is directly across the road from the Camano Plaza.

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.