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.
The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore 88 acres of imperiled wet prairie and Oregon white oak woodland habitat in Clark County, north of Lacamas Lake and Camas, WA. This project will improve conditions through control of invasive weeds and encroaching woody vegetation, use of site preparation techniques including prescribed fire, hydrologic rehabilitation, and restoration of native wet prairie and oak woodland vegetation. The primary habitat being restored is wet prairie and Oregon white oak woodland.