Mount Si NRCA, Ph. 1

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

In the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA), this project secured 502 acres of the most critical lands threatened by mining and residential development. Mount Si NRCA is unique because of its large, relatively undisturbed area with rugged terrain, diverse ecosystems, large mammals, outstanding scenery, and recreation opportunities within 25 minutes of the Seattle-Bellevue metro area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $1,513,114.24 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-844

Location Details

Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area is directly east of the city of North Bend. Get off Interstate 90 at exit 34 and go north, make left on North Bend Way, make right on Mount Si Road, proceed approximately 3 miles to trail head.

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.