The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Farmland Preservation Advisory Committee evaluates grant proposals for projects that acquire development rights on farmland and ensure the land remains available for farming in the future.

Qualifications

  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in and knowledgeable about farming, ranching, or land transactions.

Time Commitment

2-4 full days of in-person meetings in Olympia every other summer. Policy feedback time commitment varies.

Support

Travel reimbursement including lodging, transportation, and meals is available.

Committee Members

Local Agency Members

  • Patricia Arnold, Citizen, Trout Lake
  • Jesika Harper, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Spokane
  • Nicole Witham, Washington State University, Port Hadlock

State Agency Members

  • Perry Beale, Department of Agriculture, Yakima
  • Michael Kuttel Jr., Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane

Farmer Members

  • Cynthia Nelson, Citizen, Oroville
  • Julie Kintzi, Citizen, Enumclaw
  • Tristan Klesick, Citizen, Stanwood

VACANCIES

  • Four farming or ranching representatives
  • One land transaction or planning representative

Term Length

4 years

General Resources