The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to develop 2 primitive camping areas into designated campgrounds and install vault toilets on the Asotin Creek Unit of the Asotin Creek Wildlife Area in Asotin County. The scope of this project will be to create parking pads and install fire rings, vault toilets, and kiosks in 2 designated campgrounds (Foredyce and Cabin Gulch). The goal of the project is to provide the public designated places to camp and to provide restroom facilities to try to consolidate the human impacts and to reduce the amount of trash and human waste left on the landscape. Asotin Creek and its tributaries are important for ESA listed salmonids and bull trout, while the surrounding Asotin Creek Wildlife Area is home to elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife species.