Freshwater NAPs

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 for the acquisition of high priority properties within two Puget Trough freshwater natural area preserves (NAPs). These NAPs contain the highest quality freshwater wetlands and associated uplands remaining in the Southern Puget Trough. Ink Blot (325 acres) is one of the largest and least disturbed, high-quality, low-elevation, freshwater wetland and bog communities remaining in Washington. Shumocher Creek (493 acres) is an intact, complex, high quality stream and wetland system. It includes a low elevation lodgepole pine bog forest along with high quality stream and riparian systems.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $251,267.32 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1148

Location Details

Located north of Shelton.

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.