Lacamas Prairie NAP- Prairie and Oak Restoration

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 grant to restore 88 acres of imperiled wet prairie and Oregon white oak woodland habitat in Clark County, north of Lacamas Lake and Camas. The department will control invasive weeds and encroaching woody vegetation, use site preparation techniques including prescribed fire and hydrologic rehabilitation, and replant the area. The Lacamas Prairie Natural Area Preserve was established in 2007 to protect the last remaining example in the state of Willamette Valley wet prairie as well as habitat for eight rare plants and one bird of conservation concern. These habitats are threatened by encroachment of invasive trees, shrubs, and grasses, alteration of the fire regime, and modifications of hydrology. The preserve is home to Hall’s aster, Oregon coyote thistle, slender-billed nuthatch, western gray squirrel, small-flowered trillium, and the endangered Bradshaw’s lomatium.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 160,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1862

Location Details

Site Access Directions: From Interstate I-205 take SE Mill Plain Blvd and head east. Turn left on 192nd street and drive north to 13th street. Turn right on 13gth street and head east. 13th becomes Goodwin Road. Turn Left on Goodwin road. The project is just west of the intersection of these two roads.

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.