Crowberry Bog NAP 2016

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

All items necessary for an acquisition were completed for all parcels. All identified parcels were acquired. The DNR Trust parcel was acquired 10/15/19. The Fruit Growers parcel was a segregation from the larger parcel, and the intended parcel was acquired on 10/28/2020. The segregation and negotiations were complex, but resulted in a successful acquisition of the entire natural area. The negotiations were quite complex for the Fruit Growers parcel due to several factors including rights of ways and insurance. We were able to find mutually agreeable solutions, but it did take longer than originally scoped. Given this, much of the post purchase and stewardship work will be done in the years to come. Because of the good ecological condition of these parcels this is more than acceptable to us.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $675,216.25 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1416

Location Details

The site is located approximately 2.5 miles east of Highway 101, 0.3 miles south of the Hoh River and 0.3 miles north of the Hoh Mainline Road in Jefferson County

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.