Nelson – Lewis 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 will use this grant to buy a 40-acre voluntary land preservation agreement on a commercial potato farm owned by the Nelson family. In addition to protecting soils, this project will reduce the number of homes and septic systems in the floodplain. Skagit County will contribute $57,875 in conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 57,875.00 Applicant Match: $ 57,875.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2049

Location Details

Heading north on SR-11, turn right approximately 2,500 feet north of the Estes Road intersection onto field access. Field begins approximately 1,200 feet to the east of the SR-11/field access road intersection.

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.