Nelson-Estes 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 to purchase one development right on 40 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The Nelson-Estes farm is located in the Samish River basin near the base of the Chuckanut Mountains. Nelson-Estes Farm, is a part of one of the largest farming operations in the Skagit Valley. This farm includes pasture land as well as fields for corn, peas, potatoes and grains.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $48,550.00 Applicant Match: $48,550.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1497

Location Details

Take Cook Rd Exit in Burlington and head west; turn right onto Chuckanut and head north approxiamtely 5 miles; turn right onto Estes Road. Property is 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.