How can I protect my farmland?

There are two organizations in San Juan County whose mission includes protection of farmland. For more information about the criteria, benefits and opportunities, visit their websites or contact them directly.

  • San Juan Preservation Trust, a private non-profit land trust organization whose mission is to help people and communities conserve land in the San Juan Islands by creating conservation easements and preserves.
  • San Juan County Land Bank, a public county agency established by the citizens of San Juan County, whose mandate is to preserve in perpetuity areas in the county that have environmental, agricultural, aesthetic, cultural, scientific, historic, scenic, or low-intensity recreational value.

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1. How can I protect my farmland?
2. Are there preferential property tax programs for farmland?
3. Are there regulations that restrict development or certain uses on farmland? Where can I find out more?
4. Where can I get guidance on farm management options?
5. Where can I get a farm plan? What is needed for a farm plan?
6. Where can I get local foods?