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

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to remove Scotch broom, reed canary grass, and other weeds in the Elk River Unit of the Johns River Wildlife Area to make the habitat more hospitable for marbled murrelet, dusky Canadian geese, and other wintering waterfowl. Murrelets need nesting sites near saltwater with trees tall enough to provide cover from predators. The extensive Scotch broom has prevented existing trees from growing tall enough and in greater number. In addition to removing Scotch broom, the department will plant trees in some areas.

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.