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.
The Conservation Commission will use this grant to extinguish three development rights on approximately 108 acres of ranchland located along Cowiche Creek, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports the production of hay and livestock. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working ranchland.