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 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.