Leadbetter Point Coastal Dune Restoration Phase 2

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 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to complete restoration of 55 acres of native coastal dune habitat at Leadbetter Point State Park. The restoration will provide habitat for two federally listed threatened species, the Western Snowy plover and the Streaked Horned Lark; and two state listed endangered species, the Pink Sand Verbena and the Bear’s-foot Sanicle. The project also greatly benefits the critically imperiled dune ecosystem, the North Pacific Maritime Coastal Sand Dune and Strand. This proposal builds on extensive restoration by USFWS and State Parks over 850 acres of herb and shrub dominated dunes at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington. The project will control invasive plants to restore native dune topography, processes, vegetation, and habitat for the four species of concern and imperiled ecosystem, contributing to region-wide recovery efforts.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $130,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1589

Location Details

From Raymond follow Highway 101 towards Long Beach Peninsula. Turn north onto Sandridge Road and continue north until Sandridge Road intersects with Highway 103. Follow Highway 103 north until it ends at the park road. Follow the park road north until it ends at the parking lot. Hike along the trail that leads west to the ocean. The worksite extends from the trail south to the park boundary. Or drive north on the beach from the Oysterville Road beach access to a tower visible from the beach which is the southern end of the project area.

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.