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.
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.