Tillman 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

Forterra will use this grant to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on about 329 acres of privately-owned farmland located in Arlington Heights in Snohomish County. The farm supports a dairy operation and also produces crops including corn, peas, strawberries as well as hay and silage for livestock. This easement will permanently extinguish 63 development rights, ensuring that the land will be available for farming in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Forterra Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 1,280,700.00 Applicant Match: 1280700 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1526

Location Details

The site is accessible from a public road (123rd Avenue NE).

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.