Stavis NRCA & Kitsap Forest NAP 2016

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 will use this grant to purchase about 191.5 acres within the Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) located in Kitsap County. This project will fill important gaps in a large forested landscape that supports wildlife near urban areas; protect forests along the main stem of Stavis and Harding Creek which provide spawning and rearing habitat for fall Chum and Coho salmon; protect a pocket estuary on the Hood Canal and upland forest near Stavis Bay; and protect about 1,600 feet of Hood Canal shoreline. This project provides opportunities for low-impact public use, recreation, environmental education and scientific research.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 1800000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 35 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1440

Location Details

Near Silverdale take Newberry Hill exit. Drive west on Newberry hill rd. Turn right on Seabeck Hwy and go through Seabeck. Turn right on Miami Beach rd. Left on Stavis Bay rd. The site can be accessed from several points in this 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.