Moors Forestry Conservation Easement

Category Overview

Forestland Preservation grants help improve opportunities for forest management activity and improve the long-term growth and harvest of timber. These projects help protect many different kinds of forests, including, but not limited to, large-scale industrial forests, small private landowner forests, community forests, and tribally - or publicly-owned and managed forests.

Project Highlights

Whatcom County will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement, also called a conservation easement, to conserve 36.07 acres of forestland on the Moors property, 8 miles northeast of Bellingham, on Anderson Creek. The purchase will help meet Whatcom County’s goal of supporting the rural economic base through natural resource-based industries, such as forestry. Whatcom County will contribute $141,775 in Conservation Futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Forestland Preservation WWRP Grant: $141,775.00 Applicant Match: $141,775.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1585

Location Details

From Bellingham, drive east on Mt Baker Highway. Turn right on Sand Rd and drive 0.6 mile. Destination will be on the right at the end of the 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.