Lacamas Prairie Oak and Wet Prairie 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

Work for this final report included The restoration of prairie and oak woodland habitat at Lacamas Prairie Natural Area. Weeds such as meadow foxtail, reed canary grass and Himalayan blackberry were controlled using prescribed fire, herbicide and mowing. Prairie restoration included the collection and purchase of native seed, cutting, pilling and burning and treating woody plants that were invading the prairie. Three prescribed fires (16 acres) were conducted to help control woody plants, and to prepare the site for herbicide treatment, seeding and planting. Collected and purchase seed were also planted in greenhouse pots for later out planting in prairie. We also have 12 garden beds that are used to propagate native seeds for prairie restoration. We also created 6, 30-40 foot earthen berms to block ditches that were created in the early 1900’s to drain the prairie. Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and shiny geranium were controlled in the oak woodlands.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $120,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1485

Location Details

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.