Middle Fork Snoqualmie & Mt Si NRCAs 2012

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

This project will acquire approximately 381 acres within the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area, in east King County. The site is located within the Mountains to Sound Greenway and provides crucial wildlife habitat in an urban area. The Greenway is a 100-mile landscape of forests, wildlife habitat and open spaces along Interstate 90, a National Scenic Byway. The Department of Natural Resources intends to manage this high priority property to protect significant Urban Wildlife Habitat habitat, natural resources, landscape and wildlife habitat connections, and to provide low-impact public use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 2610510 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Active RCO Project # 12-1178

Location Details

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Mt Si NRCAs are located in east King County outside of North Bend, Washington. From Seattle, drive east on I-90 past Issaquah. Take the 468th Ave SE exit #134. Turn left onto 468th Ave SE. Turn right onto SE Middle Fork Road. SE Middle Fork Road is unpaved and closed approximately 5 miles into the valley.

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.