Klickitat Canyon NRCA Habitat Restoration South

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

The Department of Natural Resources will use this funding to restore approximately 150 acres of meadow and dry forest habitat within 2,350-acre Klickitat Canyon Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA) located in Klickitat and Yakima County. Within the project area, restoration work will include approximately 100 acres of thinning, 50 acres of prescribed burning, 5 acres of native vegetation planting, 10 acres of invasive species control, 2 acres of hydrologic restoration, and removal of accumulations of woody debris. This work will restore ponderosa pine dry forest and seasonally wet meadow habitat that support greater sandhill cranes, long-bearded sego lily, rosy owl-clover, dwarf rush, Pulsifer’s monkey-flower, and Kellogg’s rush. Along with benefits to these species, this work will also reduce fuels on the landscape and increase fire-resiliency in this portion of the NRCA. The primary habitat to be restored is meadow and dry forest habitat.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 125000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1715

Location Details

From Goldendale drive 10.8 miles west on SR 142. Then turn right onto the Glenwood Highway to Glenwood. From Glenwood, take the Mt. Adams highway north for 1.3 miles past the end of the pavement. Turn right at the 4 way intersection, go 1.2 miles to a yellow gate on the left side of the 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.