Whatcom County – Cougar Creek Ranch 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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $315,796.33 Applicant Match: $355,270.86 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1939

Location Details

North of the city of Bellingham to the West 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.