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 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.