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.
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.