Gold Hill Community Forest

Category Overview

Forestland Preservation grants help improve opportunities for forest management activity and improve the long-term growth and harvest of timber. These projects help protect many different kinds of forests, including, but not limited to, large-scale industrial forests, small private landowner forests, community forests, and tribally - or publicly-owned and managed forests.

Project Highlights

The Chewelah Valley Land Trust will use this grant to purchase about 400 acres of forestland located just outside the city of Chewelah off State Route 395. The property includes a dry pine forest and provides habitat connectivity to the Colville National Forest for wildlife species such as deer, turkey, elk, moose, cougar, and bobcat. This acquisition will prevent future development and ensure the land will remain available for timber harvest in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Chewelah Valley Land Trust Category: Forestland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 676,000.00 Applicant Match: 300000 Project Type: Acquisition County: Stevens Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 19-1684

Location Details

From the only traffic light in Chewelah, continue driving north on SR 395. In approximately 0.5 miles turn right on to Sand Canyon Road, Continue about 3.5 miles and take a left on to Golf Course Road. Drive for another 0.5 miles and veer right continuing on golf course road. The property access point is just after the intersection of Hogans Way on the right. Drive up the dirt road for about 100 yards where there is a turn around point where people currently park.

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.