Antoine Peak Phase 4 Etter Ranch

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

Spokane County used this grant to acquire a 231-acre expansion (“Phase 4”) to Antoine Peak Conservation Area, preserving critical winter habitat for White-tailed deer, elk, moose, and other area species while expanding the conservation area to the City of Spokane Valley’s doorstep. The acquisition also preserved close to one-mile of Riparian Protection. The primary habitats protected through this project are steppe and riparian.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Co Parks, Rec & Golf Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,057,647.14 Applicant Match: $1,067,285.11 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 20-1241

Location Details

Take I-90 east to Exit 291B. Turn north onto Sullivan Road to Wellesley Avenue. Turn right (east) onto Wellesley Avenue and continue just past Flora to the Trentwood Trailhead.

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.