Hammacher Property

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

This 680-acre acquisition ties into the ecosystem of the Dishman Hills Natural Resource Conservation Area, just east of downtown and surrounded by urban areas. The parcel contains white-tailed deer winter range, elk habitat, red-tailed hawk nesting areas, several rare species of butterflies, the spotted frog, and an ecologically diverse riparian corridor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Spokane Co Parks, Rec & Golf Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $549,907.20 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 9 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 96-279

Location Details

I-90 east of Spokane. Take the Argonne exit (287) south to Sprague Ave. Take Sprague Ave West three (plus) blocks to Sargent. Turn south onto Sargent and continue to the park. The last 500 feet is gravel( across Apple Way). The site is known as "Ina Hughes Johnston Nature Area".

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.