Whatcom County – Anderson Creek Area Acquisitions

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

Whatcom County will use this grant to acquire and permanently extinguish 32 development rights on three adjacent farms which border Anderson Creek within central Whatcom County. The combined acreage is approximately 160 acres of active farmland which will be placed under an agricultural easement in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 377120 Applicant Match: 447120 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1942

Location Details

North of the city of Bellingham to the East of the Guide Meridian.

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.