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Stavis NRCA / Kitsap Forest NAP 2008
- Funded in 2009
The Washington Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to buy 88 acres in the 4,300-acreStavis Natural Resources Conservation Area and Kitsap Forest Natural Area Preserve near Bremerton. Development threatens these properties, which are a crucial part of an area that contains the highest quality occurrence of a rare forest community type and a variety of high quality wildlife habitats. More than 98 percent of similar forests more than 100 years old in the Puget Trough ecoregion have been lost since European settlement. The project area is one part of a much larger area of managed forestlands on the western Kitsap Peninsula that form one of the most important landscapes for biodiversity conservation in the Puget Trough. Stavis Creek, which runs through the site, is one of the best remaining Hood Canal salmon spawning habitats and is a designated recovery area for Hood Canal summer chum, which are threatened with extinction. The site also hosts an active bald eagle nest, a small great blue heron rookery, breeding mountain quail, Chinook salmon, cougar, and black bear. (08-1182)
What is the WWRP?
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.