OverviewIn 2013, 4 projects were approved for funding by the Board of County Commissioners. The Duckabush Floodplain project will receive up to $5,000 towards the protection of two properties consisting of 37.1 acres of floodplain and associated uplands off of Duckabush Road near Brinnon to support salmon recovery. The project includes the purchase of conservation easement on 15.2 acres and the fee-simple acquisition of the remaining 21.9 contiguous acres. The proposed match is a $345,275 grant from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
The Short Family Farm project was awarded up to $43,500 towards the purchase of a conservation easement on 256 acres of prime pastureland and riparian habitat associated with Chimacum Creek on Center Road near Chimacum. The proposed match is a $486,500 grant from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and a $425,000 grant from the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program. This year, the Tarboo Forest Conservation - Phase II project was granted $167,000 towards the purchase of a conservation easement on 118 acres of timberlands between Center and Dabob Roads. The proposed match is a conservation easement on 158 acres of associated timberlands valued at $130,000, a portion of the value of the subject easement valued at $53,000 and $28,035 in related costs.
The fourth project, Winona Basin - Bloedel II, was granted up to $80,000 towards the fee-simple acquisition of 22 lots consisting of wildlife habitat within the Fowler's Park Addition section of the Quimper Wildlife Corridor in the City of Port Townsend. The proposed match is 14 lots of associated open space valued at $120,000 and $95,000 in community funding.