Selah Cliffs NAP Shrub Steppe Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore native plant species throughout Selah Cliffs Natural Area Preserve (NAP). This project will restore 30 acres of shrub-steppe and 10 acres of Riparian Protection in areas previously impacted by grazing. Nonnative species will be removed, and native grasses and forbs will be planted. The primary habitat to be restored through this grant is shrub-steppe and riparian.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $70,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Yakima Legislative District: 13 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1354

Location Details

From Ellensburg take I-82 south to exit 26, and follow SR 821 for 2.3 miles. The entrance to the NAP is a gravel road located on the right side of SR 821.

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.