Pinecroft Natural Area Aridland Forest Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore 80 acres of ponderosa pine forest communities and 20 acres of adjacent bunchgrass meadows, through thinning and woody debris removal, invasive plant control, and planting native vegetation. In addition, two areas on the NAP that were historically bunchgrass meadows, but are now dominated by invasive grasses and forbs, will be restored through invasive plant control, seeding, and planting. The primary habitat to be restored is ponderosa pine forest bunchgrass meadows.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 83000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1585

Location Details

From west-bound I-90, take the Evergreen Road exit north to Indiana Avenue, west to Mirabeau Parkway, north to the corner of Mansfield and Discovery Place. The Pinecroft NAP is located behind the buildings in this area.

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.