Puget Lowland 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 the structure and composition of lowland forest communities in two natural areas–Dabob Bay Natural Area and Schumacher Creek Natural Area Preserve. The department will thin young, artificially regenerated forest stands; plant underrepresented tree and shrub species; and control of key invasive plants that threaten both the restoration areas and neighboring forests. These efforts will allow more natural development of the forests and faster development of important habitat features such as large trees, snags, and fallen trees. This will greatly enhance the diversity of these forests, improving the quality and quantity of wildlife habitat.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $144,750.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Jefferson, Mason Legislative District: 24, 35 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1629

Location Details

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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.