Olson Family 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 acquire one development right via an agricultural conservation easement on 68.26 acres of farmland. This farm is located to the east of I-5 on the edge of the Mount Vernon City Urban Growth Area (UGA) on Britt Slough. The crops grown on this farm include potatoes, wheat, corn, peas, seed crops, nursery stock and pasture for beef stock.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $65,887.88 Applicant Match: $65,887.88 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1526

Location Details

From I-5 take the Anderson Road exit (Exit # 225) in Mount Vernon and head west; turn right onto Old Highway 99 South Road; turn left onto Blackburn Road; turn left onto Britt Road. Propertuy is on the left behind 16784 Britt Rd.

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.