Camas Meadows Rare Plant Habitat 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 Natural Areas Program used this grant to restore and enhance habitat for two rare and endemic plant species, the Wenatchee Mts. checkermallow and Wenatchee larkspur. This project restored hydrology on 13 acres of the site and restored native wet meadow plant communities, including the two rare plants, on five acres within this area and on three acres within prescribed burn units. Non-native invasive species were controlled on an additional 11 acres adjacent to the wet meadow. Controlled burns were conducted on seven acres to reduce encroaching shrubs and trees and to stimulate recruitment of both rare plant species.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 130781.5 Applicant Match: 5141.74 Project Type: Restoration County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1453

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.