Mt Adams Klickitat Canyon Phase III

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 Columbia Land Trust will use this grant to buy 3,906 acres east of Mount Adams to protect the area’s oak woodlands, cliffs, talus, stream, and streambank habitat from development. The land serves as an important connection in a wildlife corridor for mule deer, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk, mountain goats, and big-horned sheep. The project will be open to the public for wildlife watching, hunting, and whitewater sports. The Columbia Land Trust will contribute more than $4.2 million in federal, local, and private grants.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Columbia Land Trust Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $ 3,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 4,232,900.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1277

Location Details

The property is approximately seven miles northwest of the Summit Creek bridge on River Route Rd. in Yakima County. The River Route Rd. is accessed off of the Glenwood-Goldendale Hwy east of Glenwood, Klickitat County.

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.