Stavis NRCA – Kitsap Forest NAP 2012

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources used this grant to acquire 9.45 acres of privately owned land in the Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area. The grant was also used to perform demolition and survey activities on two previously acquired properties within Stavis NRCA. Collectively, these activities will greatly enhance the long-term viability and quality of wildlife habitat in the area, including high quality freshwater wetlands and streams as well as three rare forest communities including one of the best remaining examples of Douglas fir-western huckleberry forest left in Washington State. This site is located near Bremerton’s Urban Growth Area in Kitsap County.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 214642.52 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1179

Location Details

From Olympia, drive north on Highway 3. Near Silverdale take Newberry Hill exit. Drive West on Newberry Hill Road. Turn right on Seabeck Highway and go thru the town of Seabeck. Turn right on Miami Beach Road. Left on Stavis Bay Road. The site can be accessed from several points in this area. It can also be accessed from the south off of Nelitta Road.

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.