Skagit River Maple Farm

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

Skagit County will use this grant to buy a 63-acre voluntary land preservation agreement, which removes one development right and a single-family house. Near the protected Cascade Trail and the Skagit Land Trust’s Minkler Lake land complex, this land falls within the Skagit River floodplain. The project will protect farmland and critical areas and conserve soil in perpetuity. Skagit County will contribute $69,125 in conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 69,125.00 Applicant Match: $ 69,125.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2052

Location Details

Take SR-20 east through Sedro-Woolley, turn right (south) on Hoehn Road, turn left (east) onto Utopia road, turn left (north) onto B.D. Minkler Road. The property is located at the end of B.D. Minkler Road.

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.