Lease Farms I and II
Welcome to the Farm Lease planning page!
The National Park Service (NPS) in coordination with the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve is proposing to lease approximately 304 non-contiguous acres of National Park Service land in the Reserve. We are seeking public input on this proposal to ensure the lands and facilities are leased in a manner that supports the rural community, promotes sustainable agriculture and enables fair competition among all prospective lessees.
The farmlands and facilities proposed for leasing are commonly referred to as "Farm I" and "Farm II." These lands include approximately 235 acres of cropland and extensive facilities such as loafing sheds, barns, silage pits, storage sheds, etc. suitable for various livestock operations. The lease portfolio also includes prime real estate in the Town of Coupeville and unused historic structures.
We will be hosting two public workshops at the Coupeville Library from 5:30-7:00 p.m on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 29th, 2017. The purpose of these workshops is to describe the lands and facilities available for leasing, explain the leasing process, answer questions, explore issues and concerns and secure feedback on appropriate uses of the properties. The format will include a presentation, question and answer session and a discussion of the leasing process with an opportunity to submit comments.
For more information or to submit comments electronically, please click on the links to the left. Comments may also be submitted via regular mail to: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, ATTN: Farm Lease; PO Box 774, Coupeville, WA 98239.
Thank you for your interest in the farm leases and for helping to shape the future of lands administered by the National Park Service within Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.
Roy M. Zipp, Superintendent, NPS Operations