Heritage Farm Sustainability Plan

PW Heritage Farm

Sustainability Plan

Parks and Lands planning staff is developing a sustainability plan to improve financial sustainability of the farm and increase opportunities for public access. Plan development will include participation of a steering committee to help guide the process, implement a public engagement plan, and evaluate economic analysis of alternative approaches. The final sustainability plan will be considered by council for approval.

Project Background

In 2010, the Clark County Council approved a master plan for the 78th Street Heritage Farm. The plan identifies agricultural use as the primary focus of the site. The farm also includes spaces for agricultural demonstrations and research, recreation, community events and administrative activities.

In 2020, the council approved an update to the 78th Street Heritage Farm Master Plan. The update accounts for several site changes that have been made since the initial master plan was approved.  The update includes the same programmatic elements as the initial master plan. With the update’s adoption, the council directed staff to develop a business plan to outline how the Parks and Lands division of Public Works will implement the master plan while improving financial sustainability and  public access of the facility.

Steering Committee

Organization Member Name / Position Project Role
Clark County Erik Harrison, Special Property Manager Department representation
Clark County Park Advisory Board Theresa Meyer, board member Park development input
Washington State University Clark County Extension Kristine Perry, Extension Manager Extension/university representation 
Farm Advisory Team Rob Freed, member Farm partner representation
Cowlitz Tribe   Adjacent property owner, community representation
Northeast Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association Bill Cline, president Neighborhood representation
Clark Conservation District Zorah Oppenheimer, district manager Agriculture representation and natural resources expertise 
Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association Ila Stanek, association member Local business representation
Vancouver School District Mark Wreath, Career and Tech Education director Educational services representation
League of United Latin American Citizens of Southwest Washington Marcela Venegas Munoz, member Community representation
NAACP, Vancouver Tanika Siscoe, member Community representation
Visit Vancouver WA Jazlyn Faulstick, group sales coordinator Tourism industry representation

Dates are approximate; more information will be posted as it becomes available

  • Summer 2022: Development of steering committee and public engagement plan
  • Fall 2022: Gather input about project scope and host community open house
  • Winter 2022: Create draft plan
  • Spring 2023: Gather input about draft plan and host second community open house
  • Summer 2023: Create final draft of plan
  • Fall 2023: Plan presented to council for adoption

Heritage Farm Steering Committee

Date Agenda/Minutes Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video


The public is encouraged to attend to listen to a presentation from the steering committee, ask questions and submit comments.

The open house agenda will be posted here at least one week prior to the meeting.

Click here to see PDF notification. 

Join the open house in person or online: 

In person: Bud Van Cleve Community Room at Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 NE 78th St.


A portion of this meeting will be available online, with a presentation starting at 5:30PM.
Questions or comments from the public will be via Microsoft Teams Chat.

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 272 660 658 00
Passcode: bn9eca

Or call in (audio only)
+1 213-262-7043,,331034858#


The public is welcome to attend but only steering committee members may participate (make comments, ask questions). 

The meeting will be held in-person and online. The meeting will be held at the Heritage Farm Administration Building Conference Room; space is limited and the public is encouraged to attend virtually, via Microsoft Teams.



Due to the current public health situation, the public is encouraged to participate in the following ways:

More Information
Contact Lynde Wallick with questions or to receive project updates via email.

Lynde Wallick, park planner

David Stipe
Planning & Development Manager
Parks & Lands Division

1919 NE 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665