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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $166,289.22 Applicant Match: $197,155.38 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed 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.