Blue Mountain Elk Winter Range

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

This agreement involves the conservation of 7,000 acres of high quality elk habitat in eastern Washington’s Blue Mountains area. This land supports a wide variety of wildlife in addition to the elk population.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,425,334.64 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Asotin, Columbia, Garfield Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-634

Location Details

15 miles southwest of Clarkston and 20 miles southwest of Pomeroy.

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.