Oak Flats

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to purchase 3.8 acres along the Naches River, begin initial restoration, and incorporate the land into the Oak Creek Wildlife Area. Oak Flats is riparian and floodplain habitat near the confluence of the Naches and Tieton Rivers. This reach of the river is important habitat for at-risk salmon species including bull trout and summer steelhead. Acquisition would protect habitat including channel migration zones along a reach of the Naches River that is often confined by U.S. Route 12.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $249,766.48 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1833

Location Details

From Yakima, WA travel west 16 miles on U.S. Highway 12. Continue west on State Route 410 ½ mile past the junction of U.S. Highway 12 and cross over Naches-Selah irrigation canal bridge. Project entrance drive is immediately west of canal bridge on left.

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.