Olson Farm, Lewis County

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

This project has protected 121 acres of prime farmland in Lewis County in perpetuity. The agricultural conservation easement on the Olson Farm was acquired with support of the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) and the USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS). The easement protects all 121 acres of the Olson Farm property, removing all but 1 existing development right and ensuring the properties excellent agricultural conservation values will be stewarded into the future. The stewardship plan was informed by a Resource Management Systems assessment completed by NRCS in late 2019, and was completed and signed by the landowner and PCC Farmland Trust.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Washington Farmland Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 145,647.43 Applicant Match: 179213.85 Project Type: Acquisition County: Lewis Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 19-1445

Location Details

Heading South on I-5, take exit 72 (Rush Rd.), turn left onto Rush Rd, then take an immediate right onto Kirkland Rd. Take Kirkland Rd .9 miles and location will be on the right via a residential driveway.

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.