Methow Wildlife Corridor Phase 1

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

This project began protection of winter range for the state’s largest herd of migratory mule deer in the Methow Valley area. The project features 1,094 acres of Chewack River drainage, with contiguous, relatively undisturbed riparian and deciduous forest, meadows, and wetlands. The stream provides habitat for a varied wildlife population and sustains more biological diversity than any other stream in the Methow River watershed.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,864,493.98 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-829

Location Details

Methow Valley including the Methow River Basin and the Chewak River Basin.

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.