Wolf Creek Agricultural CE, Phase I

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

The Methow Conservancy will use this grant to permanently extinguish about 78 development rights on approximately 390 acres of farmland in the Methow Valley, through an agricultural conservation easement. The land supports about 344 acres of hay fields and also provides valuable habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species. The primary benefit of this project is the preservation of working farmland.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Methow Conservancy Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $1,140,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,189,046.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1573

Location Details

From the downtown Winthrop, drive south on Highway 20 and go over the bridge on the edge of town, then immediately turn right onto Twin Lakes Rd. Travel about 1.3 mile and turn right onto Wolf Creek Rd, and travel on it for about 0.4 miles to the driveway and red buildings on the left; the address is 39 Wolf Creek Road.

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.