Dabob Bay Natural Area Shoreline 2014

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 used this grant to acquire approximately 127 acres of shoreline parcels within Dabob Bay Natural Area. The project area contained high-quality examples of coastal spits. This site includes coastal bluffs and shorelines that provide sediment and woody debris for continued ecological function of the coastal spits. Additionally, high-quality examples of under-represented forest vegetation types listed in the Natural Heritage Plan are included in this acquisition. The site is located in the Hood Canal region of Puget Sound, in Jefferson County.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $3,240,955.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 14-1249

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.