Mount Adams Community Forest – Outlet Creek Tract

Category Overview

Forestland Preservation grants help improve opportunities for forest management activity and improve the long-term growth and harvest of timber. These projects help protect many different kinds of forests, including, but not limited to, large-scale industrial forests, small private landowner forests, community forests, and tribally - or publicly-owned and managed forests.

Project Highlights

The project involved acquisition of two separate properties associated with an expansion of the Mt. Adams Community Forest at our Mill Pond-Outlet Creek Tract. The first property – Outlet Creek – due to transaction timelines had to be purchased from Broughton Lumber Company initially in May of 2019 with a loan from The Conservation Fund, and paid off with a $100,000 NAWCA grant and funds through RCO. This property included just over 152 acres of stream, wetland, riparian and upland forest and wet meadows. Funding supported fee acquisition and closing costs, survey, Phase 1 ESA, appraisal and review appraisal. A second 40+ acre property referred to as Outlet Creek 40 or Mill Pond North was then purchased from Hancock Natural Resource Group to secure recreational access to the first property and further protect an adjacent stretch of wetland and upland forest. That transaction closed in late summer of 2021 and funding from RCO supported fee acquisition and closing costs, legal support, survey, appraisal and review appraisal.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mt. Adams Resource Stewards Category: Forestland Preservation WWRP Grant: $213,000.00 Applicant Match: $122,156.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 19-1689

Location Details

From the rural center of Glenwood head east on the Glenwood Hwy approximately three miles to the Mill Pond. Immediately turn right on the gravel road on the northwest side of the Mill Pond and follow to its terminus. The property is upstream on both sides of Outlet Creek, which is the inlet to the Mill Pond.

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.