Dabob Bay Natural Area Riparian 2012

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources used this grant to acquire 275.61 acres of riparian, shoreline and upland habitat within the Dabob Bay Natural Area. This project would protect coastal bluffs, shorelines, and other wildlife habitats, including those used by species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, such as orca, marbled murrelet, Hood Canal summer chum salmon, Chinook salmon, and steelhead trout. This Natural Area is located in the Hood Canal region of Puget Sound.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $2,876,453.72 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1175

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.