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 has enacted an agricultural conservation easement on the Cougar Creek Ranch parcels on December 12, 2018. This easement extinguishes remaining residential development potential and protects agricultural activities in perpetuity. Updated appraisals, the complete title report, and baseline inventory have all been uploaded into PRISM.