Peoples Ranch 2nd Acquisition

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

Snohomish County will use this grant to buy development rights on the remaining 74 acres of a 314-acre, regionally significant farm 5 miles south of Monroe. Peoples Ranch is the center of operations for the Hollandia Dairy Farm. Established in 1990, the dairy milks 500 cows, grows 130 acres of green chop, and raises cattle. The soils are classified as prime farmland soils by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the dairy is restoring the Snoqualmie River banks. The Hollandia Dairy Farm’s extensive infrastructure, proximity to major markets, and commitment to best management practices make the farm a vital component of the local dairy industry. Snohomish County will contribute $343,210 in conservation futures. (08-1111)

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 343210 Applicant Match: 343210 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 08-1111

Location Details

From I-5 in Everett, take Highway 2 towards Monroe. In Monroe, head south on Highway 203. Past milepost 20 and 220th Street SE, take a right onto the access road just south of the large barn, then another right past the gate. Where the access road turns to the left, the parcel is immediately north.

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.