Washington Farmland Trust’s Campaign Updates

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We’re a couple months late to the party, but it’s quite a party! In January, the Washington Farmland Trust shared the news they had raised over $26 million through donors, impact investors, and public grants as part of their “Our Farms, Our Future” campaign to protect farmland in the rapidly developing Puget Sound region.

Quimper Wildlife Corridor

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Through their Quimper Wildlife Corridor Challenge, Jefferson Land Trust is setting out to raise over $1.7 million to help kick start efforts with almost 40 landowners (yep, you read that right) to secure many of the key inholdings in the corridor, beloved by the community for its diverse wildlife and enchanting trails within Port Townsend…
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Saltese Uplands

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The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy is working hard to fund a key 55-acre purchase adjacent to the Saltese Uplands Conservation Area owned by Spokane County Parks. This campaign will help protect future wetland restoration, as well as secure and expand recreational opportunities for an area that has seen over 100% increase in use over the last…
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Connecting Samish and Swede

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Over a decade ago, Tope Ryan Conservation Area was donated to Skagit Land Trust. At the end of last year, a small but mighty addition was made that includes 900 feet of Samish River and its confluence with the Swede Creek tributary. Read more from Skagit Land Trust.

Building something in Buckley

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Historically, Pierce County has been home to dairy and livestock farms. After 7 years of collaboration, Washington Farmland Trust has conserved 21-acres of Dionas Farm on the rapidly developing Buckley Plateau; efforts that have already inspired more interest from other landowners.  Read more from Washington Farmland Trust or check out their video.    

Preserving what matters most

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Fort Ebey State Park will increase by 67 acres now that the landowner, Marilyn Vogel, donated a conservation easement to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and gifted the protected property to Washington State Parks. Her late father, Art Vogel, instilled a love for the land and wildlife, and his legacy lives on through this protected forest. Read more via…
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Let’s boast about the Boistfort

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Capitol Land Trust teamed up with a “confluence” of other partners, including the Washington Water Trust, to acquire the Stillman Creek Riparian Preserve in the Boistfort Valley and place the water rights into trust to keep water in-stream for salmon and steelhead. Read the full story in The Chronicle. “Capitol Land Trust Says New Stream…
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A Barnes-storming journey

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After six years of conversations, walking the ground, and extensive due diligence, the Okanogan Land Trust closed on a conservation easement of 2,688 acres. Owned by the Ellis-Barnes Livestock Co., the Barnes Family has been ranching on this diverse ground since the 1920’s. Read the full story on Wenatchee World. “Okanogan Land Trust finalizes deal to protect rangeland habitat”…
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Regeneration on the peninsula

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In the heart of Beaver Valley, Kodama Farm is the latest conservation easement purchased by Jefferson Land Trust. This farm and food forest uses regenerative farming and other innovative practices, including a geodesic dome greenhouse. Read on below for the full story from Jefferson Land Trust. “Kodama Food and Farm Forest is Protected Forever“ Original…
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Curley Creek’s last, best place

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For many years, the Curly Creek Watershed has been a top conservation priority for the Great Peninsula Conservancy due to its importance for four different species of salmon. Their latest project adds two important parcels to the existing Curley Creek Tyner Preserve.  Read the full story here.