Schuster Hereford Ranch

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 Washington State Conservation Commission working in partnership with the Central Klickitat Conservation District used this grant to acquire a perpetual agricultural conservation easement on approximately 1,850 acres of agricultural land in Klickitat County. The conservation easement ensures the property will stay open and available for agriculture now and into the future. The property is ideally suited for livestock production and supports upland grazing and dryland haying. The property is located in Klickitat County about 15 miles east of Goldendale along the Bickleton Highway.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Conservation Commission Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $598,889.53 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1924

Location Details

To Homesite, from Goldendale WA, head east on the Bickleton Hwy for 8.75 miles. Homesite is located on the left at 875 Bickleton Hwy. To Project site, from Goldendale WA, head east on the Bickleton Hwy for 14.3 miles. Project sties is located on the left and right at 1430 Bickleton Hwy.

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.