Old Growth Oak Forest

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

This project secured 160 acres in the White Salmon Oak Natural Resources Conservation Area (a.k.a. Old Growth Oak), to protect representatives of plant community types that are quickly disappearing from Washington. Oregon white oak is dominant, mixed with areas of Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine, grasses, and scattered short shrubs. Popular and historic Weldon Wagon Road Trail traverses the site.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $494,515.41 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-846

Location Details

Adjacent to White Salmon Wild and Scenic River boundary, about 25 miles northwest of White Salmon.

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.