McLoughlin Falls West

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 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to purchase about 730 acres of critical sagebrush-steppe habitat along the Okanogan River in northcentral Okanogan County. The property includes unique low-elevation ponderosa pine stands, and expansive talus and cliff habitat supporting golden eagles, peregrine falcons and other species. The primary benefit of this project is habitat conservation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,500,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1220

Location Details

From Tonasket, head SW on US 97 S /N Whitcom Ave toward 4th street, 6.3 Miles to Sage Hills road.

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.