Trout Lake Valley Phase 3

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

Columbia Land Trust will use this grant to acquire a conservation easement on 280 acres of agricultural land. The farmland is located in the shadow of Mt. Adams, within the White Salmon River watershed in Trout Lake Valley, Klickitat County. The easement will extinguish 15 development rights. The landowners have utilized organic methods of farming for decades in a valley that is now known for its organic production.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Columbia Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 844987 Applicant Match: 844988 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1765

Location Details

State Route 14 East along the Columbia River in Southwest Washington to White Salmon, and Sate Route 141 North along the White Salmon River. Approximately 25 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.