Mountain View Dairy, Pierce County

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

PCC Farmland Trust will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for the 284-acre Mountain View Dairy, preventing development. Founded in the 1950s, this certified organic dairy farm is under a lease-to-own arrangement with an established local farming family. Permanently protecting this farm through a conservation easement allows a local farm business to expand, increases local food production, and conserves prime farmland soils. The project has support from Pierce County and the Pierce Conservation District. PCC Farmland Trust will contribute $793,289 in donations of cash and conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: PCC Farmland Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 778,711.00 Applicant Match: $ 793,289.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1376

Location Details

Please contact landowner prior to arrange any access or site visits. From WA-161 S/Meridian Ave E southbound, turn left onto 238th St E/Presely Rd, turn right onto 108th Ave E, 108th Ave E turns slightly left and becomes 240th St E, 240th St E turns slightly right and becomes 110th Ave E.

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.