Trout Lake Valley Phase 2

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 Columbia Land Trust will use this grant to purchase 14 development rights on 288 acres of farmland in Trout Lake Valley in Klickitat County. The Land Trust will acquire these development rights via two agricultural conservation easements on two organic dairy farms, one with 158 acres and the other with 130 acres. These farms are located adjacent to each other along the White Salmon River. This valley is ideal for agriculture due to an abundance of water and prime agricultural soils.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Columbia Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 1,114,785.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,114,785.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 12-1463
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM

Location Details

State Route 14 East along the Columbia River in Southwest Washington to White Salmon, and State Route 141 North along the White Salmon River. Approximately 30 miles on SR 141 to Trout Lake. East on LIttle Mountain Road.

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.