Nelson-Ploeg 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 conserve 78 acres of farmland, known as the Nelson-Ploeg Farm, on the Samish Flats in Skagit County. The County will buy a voluntary land preservation agreement, also called a conservation easement, which will prevent the farm from being developed and ensure the land will be available for farming forever. The overall goal is to keep the farm in agricultural productivity and to protect prime and important agricultural soils. Skagit County will contribute $80,750 in Conservation Futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 80750 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1990

Location Details

Interstate 5 to SR-20 (Exit 230), west of SR-20, north on Bayview Edison Road, west on Samish Island Road, parcels are to the west of Samish Island Road, just before Samish Island Road turns into a northwesterly direction.

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.