Pogue Mountain pre-commerical thin

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

This project thinned understory coniferous forest stands within the 1,197 acre Pogue Mountain Unit and the 4,311 acre Chesaw Unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area Complex. By opening the forest stand structure, this project created valuable, improved tree vigor and provided variable densities and multiple secessional stages across the landscape. This project was part of a much larger effort designed to improve wildlife habitat and biodiversity, decrease the chances of an intense wildfire event, and provide greater recreational opportunities for the public.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $328,799.97 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1610

Location Details

From downtown Omak travel north on Riverside Dr, turn left onto Ross Canyon Rd, turn left onto Epley Rd, turn right onto Conconully Rd, turn left onto Green Lake Rd travel approximately 3 miles to Big Green and Little Green Access Areas, for public access

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.