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.
Whatcom County will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for 19.6 acres of prime soils in northern Whatcom County, near the TeVelde Farm. Migratory waterfowl regularly visit agricultural lands in this area. Whatcom County will contribute $92,800 in conservation futures.