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.
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.