Dabob Bay Natural Area Lowland Forest Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore 115 acres of young commercial timber and another four acres of old homestead at Dabob Bay Natural Area. The project site is located above Long Spit, and on the headwaters of Camp Discovery Creek flowing into Dabob Bay. Both areas will receive weed control work and planting of native species. Plantation Douglas-fir will be thinned and native trees and shrubs planted. An old logging road with culverts will be removed. Priority species on site include Pileated Woodpecker and Coastal Cutthroat Trout. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons nest in the vicinity, and the NA has the potential to support Marbled Murrelets and Spotted Owls. The primary habitat to be restored is coastal lowland forest habitat.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 99150 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1580

Location Details

From Quilcene go North on Center Rd. towards Chimacum. Turn Right on Dabob Rd., then a hard Right on Dabob Post Office Rd. Turn Left onto Coyle Rd., then Right on Toandos Rd. (private road). There is a locked gate. Contact DNR prior to access. About 1/2 mile south of the locked gate is an old tube gate onto the logging road that enters the worksite. Most of the worksite is on the north and west side of the road with a small portion (14 acres) on the south and east.

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.