Balch Lake

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

The purpose of this project is for the protection of 50 acres in Klickitat County which includes a 3.5-acre lake and provides habitat for the threatened western pond turtle.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $339,150.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-632

Location Details

Traveling east on Highway 14, turn left onto Old Highway 8 (Lyle-White Salmon Road). There are two left hand turns onto Balch Lake Road. Take the second left onto Balch Lake Road. Property borders Balch Lake Road on the left up to junction with McClain Tuthill 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.