Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to purchase about 220 acres adjacent within the Rendezvous Unit of the Methow Wildlife Area. These parcels include crucial mule deer migration corridor and stop over habitat for animals migrating to and from higher elevations of the Okanogan National Forest. The primary benefit of this project is habitat conservation.