Silverspot Butterfly Habitat

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

WDFW acquired 84 acres on Loomis Lake on the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, near Ledbetter Point. This interdunal area has an abundance of violets, which provide a food source for the silverspot butterfly. Better public access to Loomis Lake, a popular trout fishing area, is also provided.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $437,483.06 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-831

Location Details

Loomis Lake and Klipson Oceanfront Beaches on the Long Beach Peninsula.

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.