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.
This agreement involves acquiring 906 acres of wetlands and uplands on farms which contain cattails and other tall herbaceous vegetation. These protected wetland areas act as water purifiers and provide habitat for pheasants and other wildlife species in eastern Washington.