Roper Agricultural Conservation Easement

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

Whatcom County will use this grant to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on about 27 acres of farmland north of Western Whatcom County. The property supports the production of sheep for meat and wool as well as about four acres of cropland used for growing a variety of vegetables. The easement will prevent future development by purchasing four development rights on the property, thereby ensuring that the land will remain available for farming in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 100,000.00 Applicant Match: 117800 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-2015

Location Details

Site can be accessed directly from Smith Road. There are multiple ways to access Smith Road. Site is located several miles East of Bellingham.

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.