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Eastern Klickitat Conservation District showcases preservation efforts to state leaders



CONSERVATION TOUR: View of the Rock Creek watershed-if the agricultural easements are successful, this landscape will remain intact for future generations.

On May 17, Eastern Klickitat Conservation District (EKCD) hosted members of the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and partners on a tour featuring the district's ground-breaking work to preserve local farmland.

The tour visited sites within the Rock Creek watershed where the district has started helping interested landowners explore how to preserve the farming industry and landscape for future generations.

One new tool in the district's "farmland preservation toolbox" is agricultural conservation easements. Agricultural conservation easements are voluntary agreements that give landowners the option to sell their right to develop their property to an entity, which in this c...

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