Puget Trough 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 thin forests and remove invasive plants in two department-managed natural areas and one wildlife area managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, in Jefferson and Mason Counties. The department will remove trees in a young, artificially regenerated forest stands, then plant under-represented trees and shrubs. The work will restore the structure and composition of lowland forest communities to allow for the development of more natural forest conditions and accelerated development of important habitat features such as large trees, downed wood, and snags.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 129,150.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1924

Location Details

From Quilcene go North on Center Rd. towards Chimacum. Turn Right on Dabob Rd. Some sites will be down Q4000 road from Dabob Rd. The Tarboo Unit sites will be down Carl Johnson Rd. from Dabob Post Office Rd., and along Coyle Rd. just east of Dabob Post Office Rd. The southernmost site will be along Camp Discovery Rd. off of Coyle Rd.

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.