Bass – Beaver Lake Acquisition

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 King County Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Parks will use this grant to acquire approximately 50.49 acres to preserve and enhance diverse bird species habitat and recreational opportunities. The properties are located adjacent to Green River Gorge State Park, two miles south of Black Diamond and two miles north of Enumclaw in King County. These acquisitions will help conserve state priority bird species habitat and recreational opportunities, two forested wetland plant communities designated as state priority habitat, supports Chinook, steelhead, and four other salmon species, and is home to an important part of one of the state’s 10 registered elk herds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 748000 Applicant Match: 748000 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 05 Status: Active RCO Project # 14-1276

Location Details

From the city of Black Diamond, go south toward the city of Enumclaw on SR - 169 to SE 367th St. Properties are on both sides of the road just south of SE 367th for about 800 feet.

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.