Sunny Okanogan Angus Ranch

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

The Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) will use this grant to permanently extinguish about 208 development rights on approximately 1,051 acres of farmland in the Tunk Valley, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports a thriving angus operation and also provides valuable habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working ranchland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Okanogan Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $204,596.10 Applicant Match: $250,061.90 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1781

Location Details

From Riverside, WA, take Tunk Valley Rd. 0.3 miles and turn left onto Tunk Creek Rd. After 12.3 miles, turn left onto J H Green Rd. Continue on J H Green Rd. for 2.9 mi until it takes a sharp left. The south end of the worksite is due north of this intersection. Synarep Chewililen Rd is north (straight) and enters the worksite.

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.