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.
Acquisition of 1,360 acres to aid the recovery of the endangered peregrine falcon with the establishment of this area as a falcon preserve. The dikes on the property would be breached or removed so the area could revert to brackish marsh. This would enhance the waterfowl habitat areas and increase the prey base for the peregrine falcon. The salmon fisheries of the Nooksak River would also benefit by the increased tide-influenced salt marsh which would help supply food for the salmonids.