Saltese Flats Wetland Protection and Restoration

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

Ducks Unlimited, Spokane County, and Inland Northwest Land Conservancy will use this grant to acquire three parcels totaling 126 acres (74 fee simple, 52 conservation easement) in the Saltese Flats of Spokane County. Wetland and riparian habitats will be restored on two of the acquired parcels and a third adjacent county-owned parcel. The project will restore 113 acres of freshwater wetlands through excavation of shallow depressions, redirecting surface flows and planting shrubs and trees. Additional shrubs and trees will be planted to restore over 8 acres of riparian habitat. The primary habitat types protected and restored are wetland and riparian.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ducks Unlimited Inc Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 473,000.00 Applicant Match: 475203 Project Type: Acquisition & Restoration County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1899

Location Details

From - United States Postal Service Office 306 N Barker Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99016 Head south on N Barker Rd toward E Bow Ave 0.2 mi Turn left onto Sprague Ave 1.0 mi Turn right onto S Henry Rd 2.3 mi Saltese Flats Washington 99016 For Access, contact Spokane County Environmental Services; Attn: Ben Brattebo

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.