Klickitat Canyon NRCA (HR) 2006

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 used this grant to restore 80 acres of habitat in the Klickitat Canyon Natural Resources Conservation Area for the endangered sandhill crane. Work included raising water levels in the existing wetland, planting disturbed areas with native plants, thinning encroaching lodgepole pine stands, and installing new fences to control access by cattle and minimize disturbance to sandhill crane nest. Restoration of natural processes will improve the habitat.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $74,993.96 Applicant Match: $5,620.18 Project Type: Restoration County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 11-Jun

Location Details

The site is located approximately 10 miles east of Glenwood. Drive east on the Glenwood highway and then turn left at the mill onto the Yakama Nation Road. Follow this for 6 miles to the 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.