Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust will use this grant to buy 2,162 acres outside Cashmere to protect wildlife habitat and enhance public access. The new preserve protects Rocky Mountain mule deer and mule deer wintering range. The land trust also will develop a trailhead and trails that connect to an area trail network. The trailhead will include parking, signs, a toilet, and more than 7 miles of single-track trails. The land trust will contribute more than $2 million in donation of land and a private grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $ 977,426.00 Applicant Match: $ 2,061,331.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1371

Location Details

On Hwy. 2, travel east from Leavenworth about 11 miles. Turn left onto Nahahum Canyon Road (the second turn at Cashmere. The future trailhead site is 2.5 miles up Nahahum Canyon Road on the left. If approaching from Wenatchee, about 7.5 miles traveling west on Hwy. 2 to right turn on Nahahum Canyon Road.

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.