Nelson-Brand Farm

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

Skagit County used this grant funding to purchase one development right on 53 acres via an agricultural conservation easement. The Nelson-Brand Farm is located on the LaConner Whitney Road just south of Hwy 20 and is adjacent to property protected with a Farmland Legacy easement. Crops grown on this farm include potatoes, grains, peas and corn. The farm also supports pasture land for cows.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 63700 Applicant Match: 63700 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1498

Location Details

Take the WA-20 exit (exit 230) from I-5 and head west; turn left onto LaConner Whitney road and go approximately 2000 feet and property is on the west (right) side.

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.