Quimper Wildlife Corridor Additions Phase 2

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

The Jefferson Land Trust will use this grant to acquire and permanently preserve approximately 25 properties to add to the Quimper Wildlife Corridor (QWC), located in Port Townsend, Jefferson County. The QWC is a 3.5 mile greenbelt of native forest and series of palustrine wetlands stretching across the North Quimper Peninsula. Recreation and conservation opportunities supported by this grant are non-motorized trail use, environmental education activities, and habitat for multiple bird and wildlife species.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson Land Trust Category: Urban Wildlife WWRP Grant: $984,717.00 Applicant Match: $737,943.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1415

Location Details

Properties are spread throughout the worksite/geographic envelope, and many of them only accessible through trails. A good access point is to head west out of Port Townsend on Hastings Avenue, turn right onto Cook Ave, and park at a gate across from Elmira St. Proceed on the trails heading east to navigate around the properties. Additional properties are accessible from N. Jacob Miller Road (on the east side).

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.