Upper Naneum Creek 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 permanently extinguish three development rights on about 150 acres of farmland northeast of Ellensburg, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports irrigated pasture for cattle and also provides habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Forterra Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $299,500.00 Applicant Match: $366,084.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1230

Location Details

Access to the site is via Naneum Road east of Ellensburg. There are no special directions for gaining access to the site. There is parking at the house located at the property address.

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.