Ragged Ridge 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

State Parks will use this grant to complete restoration of a meadow in the southeast corner of Mount Spokane State Park. The 624-acre Ragged Ridge Natural Area Preserve supports a mixture of mature forests and open meadows, and contains a mountain ridge. The meadow has been damaged by off-road vehicles and invasive and non-native species. State Parks will halt prohibited all-terrain vehicle use, replant eroded areas, remove trees invading the meadows, suppress non-native plants introduced by off-road vehicles, and educate the public about stewardship of the natural area preserve. This grant will complete restoration efforts that have been ongoing for more than 30 years.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 207,033.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1987

Location Details

Hike from Nordic center or adjacent Inland Empire land.

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.