Chehalis River Surge Plain – 1991

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

This project acquired 4150 acres of freshwater surge plain wetland and spruce forest ecosystem for addition to the Chehalis River Natural Area Preserve. The project area is located east of Cosmopolis on the Chehalis River.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $707,073.20 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-838

Location Details

East of Cosmopolis, Chehalis River miles 3.8 - 10.5

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.