Mountain View Property 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

The Department of Fish and Wildlife acquired 2,181.55 acres in southern Asotin County, including portions of the Cougar Creek drainage, tributary of the Grande Ronde River. The parcel is bordered on the north by National Forest lands, and the south by recently acquired Bureau of Land Management lands. Acquisition will protect creek and river shorelines, riparian, meadows, springs, and ponderosa pine habitats. A diverse variety of species will benefit from this acquisition – including steelhead, bull trout, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, wolves, and golden eagles. This project will acquire a portion of a large ranch, representing phase 1 of an ongoing project.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $4,199,997.35 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Asotin Legislative District: 9 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1613

Location Details

The Mountain View project is located on the Grande Ronde river, approximately 19 miles southwest of Anatone, Wash. and 8-9 miles northeast of Troy, Oregon. Take Hwy 129 south out of Anatone to the Grande Ronde River, turn right at the bridge (don't cross the bridge), stay on the road for approximately 6 miles until you come to Cougar Creek. The land between Cougar Creek and Wenatchee Creek is the Mtn. View project

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.