Sagebrush Flat NAP

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

This project began acquisitions in Douglas County to protect at least six rare shrub- steppe wildlife element occurrences and at least two high priority plant communities. Species protected include the largest population of pygmy rabbits, as well as sage grouse, Washington ground squirrel, sage thrashers, sage sparrows, and Brewer’s sparrows. There are no comparable sites for shrub-steppe in the state.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $450,868.13 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Douglas Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-282

Location Details

Approximately thirteen miles northwest of Ephrata.

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.