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.
Whatcom County used this grant to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on the Roper property. The easement removed four development rights and protects 26.75 acres of prime farmland in Whatcom County.