The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to renovate water access sites in the Snyder Bar and Shumaker Grade Access sites located on the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area along the Grande Ronde River in Asotin County in southeast Washington. The scope of this project is to install new CXT toilets, formalize primitive camp sites, improve hand launch sites, renovate parking areas and improve trail surfacing on trails. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this grant are remote fishing, hunting, camping, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing.