Camas Meadows NAP 2012

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 Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used this grant to acquire 30.55 acres of meadow, ponderosa pine forest, streams, and Riparian Protection habitat to protect rare plant populations within the Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve (NAP). The acquisitions also improved protection of other rare plant and animal species on the site and enhanced site integrity by eliminating some private in-holdings within the NAP. This site is located in Chelan County 12 miles southeast of Leavenworth.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: 934207.46 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1173

Location Details

Take Hwy 97 either north from the Cle Elum area or south from Hwy 2. Approximately 15 miles north of Swauk Pass and 5 miles south of Hwy 2, turn east onto Camas Creek Rd. Proceed up Camas Creek Rd. about 3 miles to the western boundary of the site, where the road forks.

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.