At Washington Farmland Trust, we see farmland conservation at the nexus of many other important issues, from rural economic development to local food production and climate change. By working in partnership to protect farmland and prioritizing the needs of local farmers and the community, we are creating a more sustainable and resilient future for our state. Learn more about our program framework below.
Threatened farmland sometimes needs direct intervention. We use tools like conservation easements, or simply buying land outright to ensure that the natural resources on farms are protected forever.
We convene with farmers, Tribal representatives, local government, electeds, and other community stakeholders to build strategies for regional farmland protection and access.
To ensure the land we protect is productive and cared for, we help connect farmers to land opportunities and resources. We also support farmers in their pursuit of practices that improve soil, water, and habitat.