Larkspur Meadows, Ph. 1

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

This project involved the purchase of 840 acres in the Larkspur Meadow NAP complex near Wenatchee. This site features mosaic open meadows dominated by perennial herbs and rhizomatous grasses, hardwood shrub thickets, and aspen groves. Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine forest areas are included. Area is habitat for Washington’s largest known populations of the rare Wenatchee larkspur and Oregon checkermallow.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $931,924.46 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-843

Location Details

Ten miles northwest of Wenatchee

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.