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

With the grant funding from RCO, the Palouse Land Trust acquired an agricultural conservation easement on approximately 509 acres of at-risk farmland in perpetuity. The property is located in Whitman County directly adjacent to the City of Colfax on Highway 195 The farm currently consists of annual cropland that primarily grows, wheat, barley, peas, and lentils, as well as grasslands that serve as livestock grazing for a small cattle operation. A stewardship plan was developed in coordination with the local NRCS office to ensure that the natural resources on the property are well-managed and that the terms of the agricultural conservation easement are upheld in perpetuity.

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: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1756

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.