Colockum Road Abandonment

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife used this grant to close and abandon two roads that run along streams in the Colockum Wildlife Area. Crews installed berms to 1.75 miles of Stray Gulch Road and 2.5 miles of Tekison Creek Road, closing them to motorized vehicles. The roads remain open for hiking, horseback riding, and other non-motorized uses.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 28855.25 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1528

Location Details

From Wenatchee drive south on the Malaga-Alcoa Hwy to the "Y" in the road at mile marker 13. Turn right up Colockum Road and drve 9 miles to the junction with the Brewton Road. Trun right on Brewton Road and drive 11 miles to the junction with Stray Gulch Road. The Tekison Creek Road is 1/2 mile beyond this point.

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.