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Shelstad Farm

Orting, WA
Date Protected:
Current Farmer:

Judith Brick

Project Background:

Conservation of this farm has been supported by Pierce County Conservation Futures Program.

Property Description:

Shelstad Farm is situated in the center of the Puyallup Valley, between the Puyallup River and Horsehaven Creek. Thanks to the natural floodplain processes of the adjacent Puyallup River, the property has excellent prime farmland soils, which now support high quality pasture thanks to the Shelstad’s careful rotational grazing management. In addition, the farm features abundant wildlife habitat areas, including duck ponds, wetlands, and the riparian buffers along the salmon-bearing Horsehaven Creek.