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.
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.