Sequim 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

Sequim will use this grant to protect 40 acres of farmland through purchase of an agricultural conservation easement. The land has been successfully farmed since the late 1800s, and has been in hay production for the past 20 years. It serves as an important property for continued dairy production in the valley. It also would be excellent farmland for a variety of other crops. The North Olympic Land Trust and Friends of the Fields Foundation will partner with the city for administration and monitoring.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Sequim City of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $750,000.00 Applicant Match: $3,082,600.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1793

Location Details

Exit U.S. 101 at the Sequim Avenue Exit (on the south side of Sequim) and go 1.4 miles north on Sequim Avenue to the roundabout. Continue another 0.5 mile north on Sequim Avenue and turn right (east) onto Medsker Road. The northwest corner of the property is 0.2 mile on right.

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.