Conservation Buyer Program

The Methow Conservancy is looking for conservation buyers interested in purchasing high-priority conservation properties in the Methow Valley!

These buyers are critical to the ongoing stewardship of properties that are protected by a conservation easement.

Or, these buyers can work with the Conservancy to place a conservation easement on properties with high quality habitat, significant river frontage, connection to existing protected areas, or productive agricultural soils that are at risk of subdivision and degradation.

Join our wonderful community of conservation heroes!!

If you would like to learn more about what is currently for sale, the potential tax advantage of donating a conservation easement, or if you would like to sell to a conservation buyer, please contact us at 509-996-2870 or info@methowconservancy.org.

Although our staff is available to help a conservation buyer find that special property in the Methow, we are not realtors. Therefore, we accept no fees or commissions for our work and instead seek to work in partnership with members of our local real estate community in matching worthy properties with conservation-minded buyers.

Existing conservation easement properties that are for sale

 

Hungry Mountain Ranch
Located on McFarland Creek in the lower Methow Valley this property provides:

  • Agricultural fields, shrub-steppe, conifer forest and savannah, and McFarland Creek with associated riparian habitat
  • Vast open space with highly scenic views
  • Wildfire-burned land that is recovering well with abundant flowers, lush native grass and resilient trees
  • Important habitat for many mammal, bird, and reptile species, from migrating songbirds and raptors, to gray squirrels, cougar, bear and mule deer

Click here for the real estate listing

 
 

Mazama Meadows Conservation Easement
Located in the heart of Mazama, the property provides:

  • An innovative conservation development of ½ acre lots located on 33 acres along the Methow River and close to ski trails.
  • Important open space and scenic views that protect the rural feel of the upper valley and Mazama.
  • Meadows, conifer woodlands, and riparian habitat that offer wildlife habitat and scenic views.

Click here for the real estate listing

Other Links:
Methow Conservancy Winter 2008 Newsletter Article: Creative Conservation in Mazama
Methow Conservancy Dec. 2008 E-News article: Conservation Easement Protects Western Gateway to Valley at Mazama Junction

Hancock Springs Conservation Easement
Located along Hancock Creek and close to ski trails, this unique property offers:
  • Acold water spring, which feeds Hancock Creek, a 3500 foot long creek that bisects the property.
  • A mosaic of habitat-rich wetland, riparian areas, open spaces, and working agricultural landscapes.
  • Productive farmland with prime and state significant soils.
  • Deciduous and coniferous forest stands.
  • Important habitat for endangered steelhead trout, spring Chinook salmon, and threatened bull trout, as well as bald eagles, great blue heron, mule deer, and occasional cougar and black bear. 

Click here for the real estate listing

Other Links:
Methow Conservancy Article:
The History of Hancock Springs
Methow Grist Article:
Working Upstream
USFWS Video:
Restoring Hancock Springs
Hancock Springs Property
Map

Konrad Conservation Easement
Located just north of Twisp on the East County Road, this property offers:

  • Nearly a mile of Methow River frontage
  • Mature riparian and floodplain habitat with cottonwoods, aspens, pines and other native plants
  • Open fields for grazing, agricultural or scenic use
  • Beautiful views of the valley and surrounding peaks.
  • Important habitat for endangered steelhead trout, spring Chinook salmon, and threatened bull trout, as well as bald eagles, migrating sandhill cranes, songbirds, mule deer, and occasional cougar and black bear. 
Click here for the real estate listing 


Larson Conservation Easement
Located along the Methow River, on the ski trail, between Winthrop and Mazama, this property offers:

  • Undeveloped riparian forest and wetlands along both sides of the Methow River.
  • Open space that provides recreational opportunity and stunning views.
  • Diverse forest of cottonwood, dogwood, cedar, water birch, and aspen.
  • Important habitat for bulltrout and steelhead, cougar, bobcat, coyote, amphibians, and songbirds.

 Click here for the real estate listing
 
Other links:
Methow Conservancy March 2009 E-News article: Larson Conservation Easement Announcement


Prentice Farm Conservation Easement:

Located between Winthrop and Twisp off the East County Road, this property provides:

  • Productive agricultural lands with important scenic and open space qualities
  • Deciduous woodlands that provide a riparian buffer along two irrigation ditches
  • Critical habitat for deer, bear, amphibians, bald eagle, and a large variety of other birds

Click here for the real estate listing

 
 
 
 
 
 
315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870