Ink Blot and Shumocher Creek NAPs 2008

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Natural Resources used this grant to buy 30.27 acres of uplands that are adjacent to, and serve as a buffer for, a critical wetland property that includes the Sitka alder/skunk cabbage-water parsley community. The wetland property was purchased with a previous grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: 607299.19 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1179

Location Details

From Shelton, North on US101 1.5 miles, left on Dayton Airport Rd. 1.5 miles, right on Eells Hill Rd. 4 miles, right on forest road to site.

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.