Camas Meadows Forest & Rare Plant Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will conduct 130 acres of ecological thinning, invasive plant control, native vegetation establishment, and prescribed burning to restore forest and wet meadow habitats at Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve (NAP). The high levels of fuel loading in much of the forest habitat present a risk of high-intensity wildfire in an area that historically supported a low-intensity fire regime. The primary habitat to be restored is forest and wet meadow.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 113000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1636

Location Details

Located in Chelan County approximately 6 miles south of Dryden, WA. Take U.S. Highway 97 to Camas Creek Rd. (Forest Road 2315), which is located approximately 5 miles of the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 97. Travel east on Camas Creek Rd. for approximately 3.3 miles to a "Y" located at the northwest corner of the open meadows known as "Camas Land". This is the northern end of the NAP. The two gravel roads from here run along opposite sides of the meadow and other unpaved roads access portions of the site.

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.