Admiralty Inlet NAP – Restoration Phase 2

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources used this grant to complete restoration and erosion control activities on prairie lands within the Admiralty Inlet NAP located within Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, on Whidbey Island. Work focused on the continued restoration of the mesic prairie and the recovery of the Castilleja levisecta (golden paintbrush). Restoration activities included mowing, burning, invasive species control and plant and seed augmentation as well as other restoration as needed. Wildlife trees were created for raptor roosts. Short segments of trail in both the north and southeast corners of the project site were relocated to protect the restoration area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $148,187.45 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1561

Location Details

From intersection of Main Street and State Route 20, travel south for 2.5 miles. Admiralty Inlet NAP and the worksite are on the right (west) side of the road.

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.