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.
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.