Lehman Uplands Conservation Easement

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

The Methow Conservancy will use this funding to acquire a conservation easement on 1,028 acres of undeveloped shrub-steppe and associated Riparian Protection draws and wetlands in the Methow Watershed within Okanogan County. The project will protect priority habitat, provide habitat linkages to existing protected land, conserve at-risk species, and maintain seasonal wildlife movement corridors. Priority species supported include gray wolves, mule deer, sharp-tailed grouse, peregrine falcon, and Brewer’s sparrows, among other species.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Methow Conservancy Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: 1134050 Applicant Match: 1570450 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1699

Location Details

From the town of Twisp, turn east off Highway 20 onto Winthrop-Twisp Eastside Rd. Travel 3.3 miles to the property's driveway at 333 Winthrop-Twisp Eastside Rd.

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.