Morse Creek

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 presents an opportunity to showcase preservation of a diverse wildlife habitat area located immediately adjacent to the Port Angeles Urban Growth Area. The 15 acre acquisition extends protection of Morse Creek, its riparian zone, & significant associated habitats. The creek is utilized by coho, steelhead and reintroduced chinook.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $354,885.66 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1021

Location Details

From the east boundary of Port Angeles travel east on Highway 101 approximately 1.5 miles. At this location, the highway crosses Morse Creek and the property is located on the south side of the highway.

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.