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.
This agreement involved the secured purchase of a productive peregrine falcon eyrie site near the Skagit/Whatcom County line. The 244-acre site has rock cliffs and outcrops for nesting sites and is located in a rich marine environment, providing good food sources for the falcons.