The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC), the agency that administers the Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP), identifies agricultural conservation easements as a tool to assist in farmland preservation and advance conservation with willing landowners.
The SCC Agricultural Conservation Easement Policy outlines the process by which the SCC may partner with conservation districts to seek or support proposals that fund agricultural conservation easements.
If your conservation district would like the SCC to sponsor a proposal to preserve working agricultural land, please preview the 2019 CD Easement Guidance on the agency policies page.
We developed resources to assist conservation districts who are interested in partnering with the SCC on an agricultural conservation easement proposal (updated 2019). You can view the entire set of guidance and resources here, or you can view each by topic: