Preserving our landscape. Shaping our future.

What a year of change it has been.

Wildfires engulfed the West. Hurricanes swept through the East. In the Puget Sound region, we became all too familiar with deep red sunsets and hazy, mountain-less skies. As our climate changed, urban and rural communities did too. Pierce and Snohomish counties saw more growth than anywhere else in the country. Acreage prices for farmland soared. More Washington farmers approached retirement.

These shifts have propelled us at PCC Farmland Trust. We know that as the world around us changes, we must, too. It’s why we’re more motivated than ever to protect Washington’s fertile soil, no matter the obstacles. It’s why we’re developing tools and resources to create promising pathways for new and aspiring farmers. It’s why we’re thinking creatively about extending our impact beyond farmland — to farmers, waterways, fish, forests, and communities on the urban fringe.

Our latest project brings together all of these things: Reiner Farm sits on 260 stunning acres in the Tualco Valley, a concentrated area of commercial agriculture just 30 miles northeast of Seattle. In addition to its prime soils and contiguous acres, the farm boasts over two miles of salmon habitat along the Skykomish River and 120 acres of forestland and wetlands.

Protecting this diverse piece of property will meet a multitude of community and environmental interests. Most importantly, it serves as a key piece of a landscape-level strategy that is critical to keeping the Puget Sound region a place we love to call home.

Reiner Farm has been stewarded by the same family for over 100 years. We are honored to inherit this farming legacy, and are so close to purchasing the property to be sure it remains in production for generations. We need your support to make that farming future possible.