Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.
King County Water and Land Resources Division will use this grant to buy 31 acres of forest to protect Chinook salmon and steelhead trout habitat in and around Raging River. The purchase will prevent the land from being logged and mined, for which it’s currently zoned. King County will contribute more than $2.9 million in conservation futures.