Hoko River Watershed Conservation Phase I (WWRP)

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The North Olympic Land Trust, in collaboration with the Makah Tribe, will use this grant to buy 151 acres in the Hoko River watershed to conserve wildlife habitat. The land includes grazing habitat, mature forests, a large wetland complex, and 1.65 miles of streambank habitat. The waterways are used by Chinook, chum, and coho salmon and steelhead and cutthroat trout. In addition, the area is used by a wide variety of animals including river otter, small mammals (mice, chipmunks, squirrels, etc.), small mustelids (weasels, skunks, etc.), birds (hawks, eagles, waterfowl, heron, corvids, songbirds, migratory birds, etc.), deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, bear, and pollinators (bees, butterflies, and moths). There likely will be access for low-impact recreational activities such as bird watching and fishing. The North Olympic Land Trust will contribute $566,248 in a local grant and a grant from the state Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration program. Program.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: North Olympic Land Trust Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $566,020.00 Applicant Match: $566,248.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1333

Location Details

Coming from Port Angeles, follow directions to Hoko River State Park. When you get to the intersection of Highway 112 and Hoko-Ozette Road, you have arrived. There is no parking by the property, but there is parking by the State Park, and pull offs along Hoko-Ozette Road. With permission from the landowner (and willingness to walk through mud and manure), you could park by the barn and dilapidated home, address 12102 Hwy 112. Please note that this access is gated, and by permission only.

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.