Maple K Meyers Place

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 Palouse Land Trust will use this grant to acquire an agricultural conservation easement on approximately 520 acres of farmland in perpetuity and will extinguish 62 development rights. The farm currently grows barley, wheat, peas and lentils. The farm yields over 100 bushels of wheat and 2.25 tons per acre. A stewardship and monitoring plan will be developed to ensure the terms of the agricultural conservation easement are upheld in perpetuity. The property is located in Whitman County near the City of Colfax, on Highway 195.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Palouse Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 540,250.00 Applicant Match: $ 540,250.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whitman Legislative District: 9 Status: Active RCO Project # 14-1756
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM

Location Details

Take US Highway 195 south from Colfax, WA for one mile. Turn left at mile marker 36 into the double gate (34141 SR 195). The landowner must be contacted 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.