Lacamas 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

The Department of Natural Resources used this grant to restore approximately 148 acres of imperiled wet prairie and Oregon white oak-ash-snowberry forest in Clark County, north of Lacamas Lake and Camas. The department removed invasive weeds and encroaching woody vegetation both mechanically and by using herbicides. The department also installed water control structures to restore the water flow. By restoring these plant communities, this project also will protect habitat for rare species like Hall’s aster, Oregon coyote thistle, slender-billed nuthatch, small-flowered trillium, and the endangered Bradshaw’s lomatium.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $135,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1612

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.