Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.
This project acquired a 60-acre parcel that contains an endangered prairie plant population (including the golden paintbrush), imperiled old-growth forest, 2,300-feet of naturally functioning feeder bluff, and numerous fish and wildlife species. The site is adjacent to the southern boundary of the Admiralty Inlet NAP. Viewing areas and established, easily accessible walking trails exist on the property. The property includes six waterfront lots with outstanding views that were highly threatened with conversion to high-end residential development.