Synarep Rangeland

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 will use this grant to permanently extinguish 18 development rights on 3,242 acres in the Tunk Valley, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports a thriving cattle 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: $450,000.00 Applicant Match: $450,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1493

Location Details

Synarep lies 13.1 east of Riverside via Tunk Creek Road. A portion of the project lies south of Tunk Creek Road at approximately Knox Road. The larger portion of the project abuts and lies north of Tunk Creek Road but is accessed via J H Green Road. The distance between Knox Rd and J H Green Rd is approximately 2.3 miles.

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.