We are PCC Farmland Trust, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) land trust whose mission is to secure, preserve, and steward threatened farmland in Washington, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable and organic growing methods. We take our mission one step further by innovating on traditional conservation tools to provide access to affordable farmland.
To date, PCC Farmland Trust has conserved 18 farm properties, totaling 1,946 acres. Our preservation work spans the state of Washington. Visit our Protected Farms page to explore regions where we’re active, and to learn more about the individual farms we’ve preserved since 1999.
Farmland conservation can be complicated, so we use a variety of different tools to make it happen, depending on the circumstances.
A Conservation Easement is a voluntary legal agreement by a landowner to ensure that their property is forever protected for agricultural use.
A Simultaneous Sale is when a landowner sells a conservation easement at the same time that they sell the property to a new farmer, creating a pathway for farmland succession.
Bridging the Gap is when we buy threatened farmland that is for sale, making it possible for farmers to access affordable land.
To learn more about our approach, or to conserve farmland with us, visit our Conserve Land page.
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Many food companies and sustainably-minded businesses support farmland conservation by making donations to PCC Farmland Trust. Learn more