Entiat Slopes NAP

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

This proposal is to acquire 1,495 acres of critical property within Entiat Slopes, a high priority natural area preserve site in the arid zone of eastern Washington. This is a region of the state where well over half the land has been permanently converted to agricultural uses. These arid lands contain the highest quality examples of native plant communities and rare plant sites in the state. They also provide important wildlife habitat, including critical riparian areas. Entiat Slopes NAP protects a riparian corridor and contains the state’s largest known population of Thompson’s Clover (state threatened and federal candidate) and the Longsepal Globemallow (state threatened).

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $248,194.70 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1147

Location Details

Approximately 15 miles north of Wenatchee and 3 miles southwest of Entiat in Chelan County.

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.