Clallam Bay Acquisition (WWRP)

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

North Olympic Land Trust will use this grant to buy 71 acres of important habitat for salmon and steelhead at the mouth of the Clallam River. The site is ideal for fishing and bird watching and supports habitat for coho, chum, and occasional Chinook salmon, and steelhead and cutthroat trout. The land includes a half-mile of the Clallam River, a quarter-mile of estuarine channel in Swamp Creek and tributaries, two fish-bearing forested wetlands, and several short channels. Public access is available via a short walk from the nearby county park. The land trust will contribute $94,920 in cash and a grant from the state Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration program.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: North Olympic Land Trust Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 38,770.00 Applicant Match: $ 94,920.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Restoration County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1911

Location Details

From Port Angeles, head west on Highway 101. Just west of Port Angeles, take WA-112 west. You will be on 112 for 50 miles, and it takes you to Frontier Street in Clallam Bay. Turn right onto Frontier Street after you enter Clallam Bay, and go about 0.3 miles. The property is on the right/south. The best parking is at the Clallam County park, located at 16775 W Hwy 112 in Clallam Bay.

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.