Antoine Peak Acquisition Phase 2

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Spokane County Department of Parks, Recreation and Golf used this grant to buy 370 acres of a 3,375-foot mountain (Antoine Peak). By acquiring this property, the county protected critical wildlife habitat within an important wildlife corridor stretching north to Mount Spokane State Park and into the Selkirk Mountains. Species benefiting from this project include elk, moose, black bear, deer, and eight other species that are currently in decline. This acquisition protects a water recharging source providing drinking water for more than 500,000 people. Further, the county is providing a broad range of year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, wildlife watching, riding horses, mountain biking, picnicking, trail running, and cross country skiing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Co Parks, Rec & Golf Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,659,125.10 Applicant Match: $1,659,125.09 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1334

Location Details

I-90 exit #293, turn right (north) on Barker Road for 2.5 miles to Trent Road (SR 290), turn right (east) on Trent for 1 mile to Cambell Road, turn left (north) on Cambell Road for 2 miles to Lincoln Road, turn left (west) on Lincoln Road 1 mile to site on left side of Lincoln 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.