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 the Snyder Bar and Shumaker access sites in the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area along the Grande Ronde River in Asotin County. The department will improve about 3 miles of trail, install two hand-carry launches on the Grande Ronde River, install two new restrooms, re-grade and improve the roads, re-grade the parking areas, and create new campsites. The access sites are used by people rafting, kayaking, fishing, hunting, camping, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing.