Bone River and Niawiakum River NAPs 2008

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources used this grant to acquire four privately owned priority properties in the Niawiakum River NAP. These properties are all riverfront properties incorporating the Niawiakum River and adjacent sloughs and wetlands. Inclusion of these properties into the NAP allows DNR to manage for protection of their ecological values, and prevent their possible conversion to incompatible and/or ecologically irreversible uses.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $554,067.20 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1175

Location Details

The preserve is 11 miles southwest of Raymond/South Bend on Highway 101. The Bone River is approximately 4 miles south of Bruceport. A small side road on the left side just before the Hwy 101 Bone River bridge leads to riverbank access.

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.