Reardan Audubon Lake 2014

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

The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife will use this grant to acquire approximately 150 acres of biscuit and swale prairies containing vernal pools and mima mounds, as well as, several larger permanent ponds and associated Riparian Protection forests and develop a 5-stall parking lot. The property lies on the east boundary of WDFWs Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area, just north of the Town of Reardan. The property forms the headwaters of Crab Creek, a Columbia River tributary, and Deep Creek, a Spokane River tributary, is used by over 125 species of birds during spring migration and is the last stop before the Canadian wetlands. The property includes eleven PHS species, five state candidate species, two Federal candidate species, and five WDFW habitat types or elements of special concern. The primary purpose of this project is wildlife viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: 325000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Lincoln Legislative District: 13 Status: Active RCO Project # 14-1097

Location Details

Starting at the town of Reardan. Take Highway 2 east to Bisson Rd. Take Bisson Rd north and east to the worksite. Please contact landowner and WDFW prior to entering the worksite.

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.