Colockum Inholdings and Additions

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

Acquisition of us to 7,000 acres of Elk Winter Range in Kittitas County. Acquisition of this area will protect critical migratory routes and winter range for the Rocky Mountain Elk. These lands lie within and adjacent to the Colockum Wildlife Area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: 2398.99 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Not Completed RCO Project # 91-821

Location Details

Approximately 15 miles east of Ellensburg in Kittitas County.

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.