Trout Lake Valley Phase 4 Agricultural Easement

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

This agricultural conservation easement will permanently protect 101 acres of prime farmland in the scenic Trout Lake Valley. Trout Lake is located 1,800 feet above sea level at the base of Washington’s second tallest peak, Mt. Adams, within the White Salmon River watershed of Klickitat County. The easement will extinguish 4 development rights. The primary conservation value is farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Columbia Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $708,250.00 Applicant Match: $708,250.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1539

Location Details

From the Columbia River take Hwy 141 north to Trout Lake, turn right (north) onto Mt. Adams road at the gas station "Y". Take the next right (east) onto Sunnyside Rd. Proceed past the White Salmon river crossing and turn left (north) on Dairy Rd. and proceed to the end of the 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.