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.
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.