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Mission/Vision

The task force goal is to improve the long-term productivity of farmland, bring more acres into production, especially food production, and increase opportunities for farmers to develop necessary infrastructure to support or increase their farm business. This will happen through assessment of specific farmland resource property needs and assets in the Snoqualmie Valley Agriculture Production District and creating an implementation plan for project improvements to land (e.g., drainage) and irrigation water supply. The plan will serve as the resource that encompasses agricultural needs and implementation goals in upcoming Fish Farm Flood decision-making, similar to how the Salmon Recovery Plans and the Flood Plan represent the needs for salmon recovery and flood risk reduction, respectively. The plan will also specifically inform the development of acreage targets for permanently protected farmland and acreage for habitat restoration. The task force is targeted to complete its work by July 2020.

Members

Name Affiliation
Patrice Barrentine, Coordinator         King County Water & Land Resources Division
Andrew Stout Watershed Improvement District
Bobbi Lindemulder
Implementation Oversight Committee, Farmer
Janet Keller Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance
Jordan Jobe WSU, Floodplains by Design Pierce County
Libby Reed SnoValley Tilth
Nayab Khan
Agriculture Commission

Technical Experts

Beth LeDoux (King County Water and Land Resources Division (KC WLRD))
Doug Collins (Washington State University)
Eric Beach (KC WLRD)
Harkeerat Kang (KC IT, GIS)
Josh Kubo (KC WLRD)
Josh Monaghan (King Conservation District)
Lou Beck (KC WLRD)
Melissa Borsting (KC WLRD)
Mike Lufkin (KC Local Food Initiative)
Pesha Klein (KC Department of Local Services (DLS), Permitting)
Richelle Rose (KC WLRD)
Rick Reinlasoder (KC WLRD)
TBD (KC DLS, Roads)
Ted Sullivan (KC WLRD)
Todd Klinka (KC IT, GIS)

Agency Technical Support

Cindy Dittbrenner, Snohomish Conservation District
Cynthia Krass, Watershed Improvement District
Samantha Schaffstall, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ag Marketing Service
Stewart Reinbold, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Upcoming Meetings

*Please note the meeting time is now 1 - 4pm. All meetings will take place at the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance Conference Room in Carnation. 

  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 16, 2020

Documents

Task Force Overview - August 2018 Meeting Presentation

Task Force Workplan