McLeod Agricultural Conservation 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

Whatcom County will use this grant to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on about 16.6 acres of farmland north of Bellingham in Whatcom County. The farm supports the production of crops including vegetables, flowers, and herb seeds. The easement will prevent future development by purchasing six development rights on the property, thereby ensuring that the land will remain available for farming in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 175,000.00 Applicant Match: 191300 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Complete RCO Project # 18-2060

Location Details

Site can be accessed by heading North out of Bellingham on the Guide Meridian and turning right (East) on Wiser Lake Road. Property is located on both sides of Wiser Lake Road.

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.