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.
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.