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.
This project is for the purchase of 1,140.24 acres of high priority and threatened natural resource properties within five coastal natural area preserves: Elk River, Bone River, Chehalis River, Niawiakum, and North Bay. Projects are within Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.