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.
Protection of 4.73 acres of freshwater marsh at the southern end of Lost Lake in Okanogan County. This site provides food, nesting and brooding cover for the common loon, a rare breeder in Washington.