Raging River Natural Area

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King Co Water & Land Res Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 850,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 2,950,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1327

Location Details

Take I -90 to Fall City exit. Make a left at stop sign and then go right onto Preston Fall City Rd. After several miles, just before crossing the Raging River, there is a road that leads to the Preston-Fall City trail which overlooks one target parcel. The other parcel can be viewed by continuing on Preston-Fall City Rd and making a right on SE Carmichael Rd where the second parcel is on the downstream side of the Carmichael bridge over the Raging River.

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.