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.
This project involves the purchase of one of the six peregrine eyries located on private lands in Washington. Located on Lummi Island in Whatcom County, this 248-acre site protects the peregrine falcon, which is federally listed as an endangered species.