Scatter Creek Addition

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to acquire about 147 acres of land near Grand Mound in Thurston County. The site consists of the highest quality privately owned prairie in Thurston County, provides habitat for the Mazama pocket gopher, and at least seven species of butterflies including the mardon skipper and the Taylor’s checkerspot. The property contains the unique south Puget Sound prairie ecosystem including highly sought prairie soils, a significant oak woodland, wetlands and over ½ mile of Scatter Creek. This primary purpose of this grant is habitat conservation and open space.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife WWRP Grant: $ 1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 35 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1352

Location Details

Southbound I-5 to the Maytown exit in Thurston County, travel west off exit and turn left on Case Road. Travel south approx. 6 miles to property on the left.

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.