Hunter Mountain North

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

This acquisition of approximately 520 acres in Okanogan County are to protect critical, high-quality shrubsteppe habitat in the lower Methow Valley. Objectives include: the conservation of sagebrush steppe habitat for winter mule deer populations, sagebrush obligate species and the state endangered Gray Wolf, improving the mobility of species by improving the east-west wildlife corridor connecting state and federal lands, and nurturing a relationship with Okanogan County as this project benefits county by improving business practices and efficiencies.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $4,500,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1235

Location Details

From Pateros, drive north on Highway 153 approximately 11 miles to the town of Methow. Continue another ¾ miles on 153 then turn left onto Danzl Road. Continue ½ until Hammer Creek Rd (private) on your left. Property is approximately 1.5 miles up private road.

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.