Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.
Clark County used this grant to buy 64.39 acres of high-quality shoreline, riparian and wetland habitat on the 315-acre Lacamas Lake in the southeastern part of the county. The property, which includes slightly more than 1 mile of shoreline, borders 350-acre Lacamas Lake Regional Park, and is now a part of an 800-acre system of habitat and parkland that borders three lakes – Lacamas, Round, and Fallen Leaf Lakes. The property is home to deer, beaver, osprey, bald eagles, great blue herons, wood ducks, Canada geese and Neotropical migrant birds.