Stevenson 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

Through partnership with the North Yakima Conservation District, the Washington State Conservation Commission used this grant to permanently protect approximately 98 acres of high-quality, irrigated agricultural land in Yakima County. The agricultural conservation easement purchased with the grant funds ensures the property will stay open and available for continued agricultural production now and into the future. The easement permanently extinguished 3 residential development rights. The protected property currently supports pastured beef and hay production. The protected property has a valid senior water right and approximately 2,200 feet of Cowiche Creek, a high priority tributary for salmon recovery within the Yakima River Basin.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Conservation Commission Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 730,718.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1527

Location Details

From 40th avenue and Summitview, proceed west on Summitview approximately 8 miles, turn right on Pioneer Lane, the project is on the left.

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.