Columbia Hills NAP

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

Project acquired 6,000 acres on Dalles Mountain to form the Columbia Hills NAP in Klickitat County above the Columbia River. Columbia Hills NAP contains populations of three rare plants and outstanding Idaho fescue grasslands. A public pedestrian trail runs through the site. (A separate project by State Parks establishes a park facility on the lower elevations of the mountain.)

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $2,500,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-726

Location Details

Five miles northeast of Dallesport.

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.