Schell Farmland

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

The Okanogan Land Trust used this grant to acquire a conservation easement on 604 acres of farm and ranch land in the Okanogan Highlands near Havillah. This easement will be held in perpetuity and will preserve prime and unique soils for agricultural use, valuable and unusual habitat on the property and also protect historic structures. The ranch itself provides significant contribution to the local agricultural infrastructure.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Okanogan Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $342,664.00 Applicant Match: $342,664.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1538

Location Details

From Tonasket, take Havillah Road east 19.8 miles to Hungry Hollow Road. Turn Right on Hungry Hollow road and travel 1 mile east and north to the 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.