Hoffstadt Hills 2018

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 Department of Fish and Wildlife will use to grant to buy up to 1,300 acres of a 4,100-acre area planned for future conservation. This purchase will conserve and enhance winter range habitat for the Mount Saint Helens elk herd as well as steelhead and coho salmon spawning and resting areas. The land will provide year-round public access to the Mount Saint Helens Wildlife Area and preserve about 17 miles of stream and surrounding habitat. Within the 1980 Mount Saint Helens blast zone, this area holds significant historical and recreational value for the community and visitors.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $ 3,000,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Cowlitz Legislative District: 20 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1357

Location Details

Follow I-5 S, to exit 49 SR 504. The property begins 23 miles east of Interstate 5, along the south side of SR 504, just after the sediment dam and ends at approximately milepost 39 and the Elk Rock Viewpoint.

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.