Whatcom County – Brar Acquisition

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 purchase the development rights on approximately 78 acres of prime agricultural lands, via an agricultural conservation easement. This easement will permanently extinguish approximately 14 development rights, depending on the availability of residential water. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland in Whatcom County.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 157200 Applicant Match: 181700 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1938

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.