Point Roberts Heron Rookery

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

Acquire approximately 280 acres of forested lands and bugger area which provide nesting and feeding area for a large colony of Great Blud Herons. The colony is the largest in Puget Sound and is in danger due to the encroachment of development.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: 9537.97 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: Status: Not Completed RCO Project # 91-830

Location Details

Boundary Bay Shoreline, Point Roberts, Whatcom County

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.