Dabob Bay Natural Area 2010

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 Washington State Department of Natural Resources used this grant to acquire approximately 497 acres of riparian, shoreline and upland habitat within the Dabob Bay Natural Area. The properties acquired included coastal bluffs, shorelines and uplands that provide sediment and woody debris for the continued ecological function of the larger Dabob Bay system. This Natural Area is located in the Hood Canal region of Puget Sound.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $2,923,199.12 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1458

Location Details

From Quilcene, travel about 3 miles NE on Center Road to Dabob Road. Turn right and meander about 1.5 miles to PO Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to the head of Tarboo Bay.

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.