LT Murray Teanaway Valley Unit Restoration

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 Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to restore a section of the recently-acquired 215-acre Teanaway Valley Unit of the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, in Kittitas County. The department will remove a culvert that is blocking steelhead and spring Chinook. A culvert is a large pipe or structure, which carries streams under roads. The department also will increase floodplain connection along two tributaries by installing weirs, replant the floodplain and riverbanks, and remove weeds and plant native bunchgrasses in the grassland and meadows to restore them. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will contribute $90,500 in donations of materials.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 207,500.00 Applicant Match: $ 90,500.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1979

Location Details

From Cle Elum head east on 970 for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto Teanaway Rd. Travel 4.2 miles and turn right 6670 Teanaway 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.