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

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to acquire about 325 acres to establish the Crowberry Bog Natural Area Preserve. The NAP contains two significant bogs: Crowberry Bog and Hoh Bog. Crowberry Bog is the only known raised bog in the western conterminous United States and the southern-most in western North America. This project is located near the Hoh River in Jefferson County. This project supports habitat conservation and passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: 1571929 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active 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.