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.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to restore rare habitats for rare plant and animal species at Scatter Creek, Mima Mounds, Bald Hill, Rocky Prairie and West Rocky Prairie. This project will a) acquire native seeds and transplants, b) prepare areas for seeding (tree removal, prescribed fire), c) conduct seeding and plug planting, and d) control exotic grasses and forbs. Project sites occur within the Puget Sound region.