Stephen Johnson 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 used this grant to purchase two development rights on 25.66 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The Stephen Johnson Farm borders the LaConner town limits along Sullivan Slough that is tidally influenced. The crops grown on this farm are rotated on an annual basis and include cabbage, cucumbers, beets, spinach, wheat, potatoes and seed crops.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $88,145.99 Applicant Match: $88,145.99 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1495

Location Details

Take the WA 534E exit (exit 221) and head west; turn right onto Pioneer Hwy; turn right onto Fir Island Rd; Fir Island Road becomes Best Rd; turn left onto Chilberg Rd; proceed to Alverson Rd and property is on the north side of the 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.