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.
Whatcom County acquired agricultural conservation easements on two adjacent farms that are situated on Anderson Creek in Whatcom County. In total, 93 acres were protected through the removal of 16 development rights. The change in scope is due to one landowner deciding not to sell their development rights.