South Puget Sound Grassland Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to restore rare habitats at five locations in the South Puget Sound area. Additionally, this project will: a) acquire native seeds and transplants; b) prepare areas for seeding (prescribed fire and invasive control); c) conduct seeding and transplanting; d) control high priority invasive grasses and forbs; and e) implement integrated Scot’s broom control. Other actions include Oregon spotted frog habitat enhancement at West Rocky Prairie and oak release at Mima Mounds NAP. This project supports habitat protection and enhancement as well as passive outdoor recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: 390750 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Thurston Legislative District: 02 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1859

Location Details

From Olympia, head south on interstate 5 to the Maytown exit, head west from the exit toward Littlerock. Turn south on Case Rd, and drive south approximately 5.5 miles. Access for the northern unit of Scatter Creek including 2 parkings lots on the left. Continue south on Case Road to 180th, turn right for 1/4 mile, and then right again into the parking lot for the south unit of Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

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.