Hope Island Natural Area Preserve Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

State Parks will use this grant to remove invasive plants in the rare and high-quality forest and grassland habitats in the 176-acre Hope Island Natural Area Preserve. The natural area is dominated by two Douglas fir-western hemlock forest communities and a rare Pacific madrone forest community. These forests have been recognized as some of the best examples of lowland, old-growth forest in the Puget Trough ecoregions. Infestation of English holly and spurge laurel threaten the integrity of the ecosystems on the island. State Parks also will remove invasive plants encroaching on the globally rare grassland and bald plant community around the southwest coastline.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $91,144.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1591

Location Details

Site is accessible only by boat. Site is typically accessed from the State Park boat launch at Cornett Bay.

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.