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 has renovated 65 sites within 10 campgrounds of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. This project improved quality of recreation use at the wildlife area for approximately 2,500 users per year. The primary outdoor recreation opportunity provided includes camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing, and hunting. The primary habitats protected include sagebrush-steppe, ponderosa pine savanna, and Riparian Protections. Species supported include 189 species of birds, 87 butterflies, 45 mammal species, and 560 different plant species. This project included design, permitting, cultural resource compliance, and site work. Project site work included formalization of campsites by installing steel fire rings, picnic tables, trees, barrier rock and wheel stops, grading of parking areas, camping sites, access routes, and pathways to existing restroom facilities.