East Fork Lewis Riparian Protection

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

Clark County will use this grant to buy 52 acres of shoreline, riparian and floodplain habitat on the east fork of the Lewis River, 3 miles southeast of La Center. The property includes about .34 mile of shoreline on the east fork of the Lewis River and about .3 mile on Dean Creek, a year-round tributary. The east fork of the Lewis River is Clark County’s largest, free-flowing stream and supports Endangered Species Act-listed runs of steelhead and coho, Chinook and chum salmon. The property is in a 2,100-acre habitat and greenway system that covers 12 miles on the lower east fork. It also provides habitat for deer, river otter, beaver, eagles, hawks and Neotropical migrant birds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County Parks Dept Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $506,200.42 Applicant Match: $507,812.40 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1882

Location Details

In western Clark County, 3 miles southeast of La Center

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.