Woodward (Highway 20) Conservation Easement

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 purchase a perpetual conservation easement on about 88 acres of irrigated agricultural land near Mazama in the Methow Valley. The easement will extinguish 16 development rights and will ensure that the land remain available for agricultural use in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Methow Conservancy Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $368,000.00 Applicant Match: $368,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1360

Location Details

From the 4-way stop in the town of Winthrop, drive about 10.5 miles west on Highway 20. Turn left on to Kumm Rd and the property will be on your left.

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.