Grays River Watershed- West Fork Conservation Area

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

The Columbia Land Trust will use this grant to acquire approximately 537 acres, including about 70 acres of anadromous salmon streams in Wahkiakum County in southwest Washington. The primary conservation opportunties provided by this project are to 1) create a corridor connecting marbled murrelet habitat and 2) restore and protect the most significant chum salmon population remaining in the Lower Columbia River Basin.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Columbia Land Trust Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $2,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,185,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pacific, Wahkiakum Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1509

Location Details

The site can be accessed through Shannon Road which is a public road that goes through the property and leads to the Grays River Hatchery.

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.