Sand Land Conservation

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

Okanogan Land Trust will use this grant to fund acquisition of a permanent conservation easement on 842 acres of farmland in Okanogan County. The property is currently used as rangeland for a large cattle operation, with a portion cultivated and growing feed crops; the project will also protect prime / unique soils and NRCS Grasslands of Special Environmental Significance. The easement will ensure the land will remain available for farming in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Okanogan Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 549,443.00 Applicant Match: 549443 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1507

Location Details

From Tonasket, take Havillah Road east for ~3 miles until you see Fancher Road on the left. The subject property straddles Fancher Road, with the majority lying to the 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.