Columbia Basin Upland Wildlife Ph. 1

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,707,587.20 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Adams, Franklin, Grant Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-818

Location Details

Irrigated portions of Grant, Adams, and Franklin counties.

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.