Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

Purchase of 25 acres of mature riparian conifer/broadleaf forest along the lower Columbia River in Wahkiakum County. The area is essential habitat for eagles year-round and supports peregrine falcons and waterfowl as well.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $143,000.70 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Wahkiakum Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-817

Location Details

Along the lower Columbia River, adjacent to the Grays River Estuary.

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.