Elk River Unit Habitat Enhancements

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

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to restore 65 acres of wetland and upland forest habitat on newly acquired lands at the Elk River Unit in Grays Harbor county. To facilitate development of habitats that benefit Marbled Murrelet and attract wintering waterfowl (especially Dusky Canada Goose), removing scotch broom and controlling invasive reed-canary grass will occur along with replanting of native species. The primary habitats restored through this grant are wetland and upland forest.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $96,200.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1417

Location Details

Park at gate Between 805 and 833 E State Route 105, Westport, WA, 98595. Follow internal roads to restoration sites.

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.