Campbell Field 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 Fish and Wildlife used this grant to restore 260 acres of abandoned agricultural fields in the Asotin Creek Wildlife Area. The land was restored to wildlife habitat by planting native grasses and forbs. Restoration work included a combination of integrated vegetation management methods, local native seed mixes and monitoring to develop a weed-resistant native plant community. This site offered an opportunity for WDFW to train other staff in restoration techniques. In addition, a three-way exclosure was constructed as a way to compare habitat use of the restored field over time by wildlife.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $97,930.99 Applicant Match: $8,310.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Asotin Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1731

Location Details

From the city of Asotin, travel up Asotin Creek Road approximately 14 miles. At the fork of the road stay to the right as it turns into Lick Fork Road for 3 miles. Take the first road on the right which is gated next to old hay shed. Follow the dirt road approximately 1 mile to Campbell Field.

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.