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 acquired 120 acres in Skagit County on Guemes Island to provide habitat for peregrine falcon and bald eagles. The habitat has cliffs and old-growth trees, features which should support the productivity of these nesting sites for a long time.