Dabob Bay Natural Area 2018

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 buy about 164 acres of shoreline and nearby forestland within Dabob Bay Natural Area on Hood Canal. This area includes examples of coastal spits, coastal bluffs, and shorelines that provide sediment and large woody materials. The project includes enhanced protection for the agency’s Dabob Bay Natural Area Preserve, as well as education and research opportunities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $ 3,017,883.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1517

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.