Stavis NRCA / Kitsap Forest NAP Riparian 2008

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Natural Resources used this grant to buy 11 individual properties for a total of 152 acres for inclusion in the Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area near Seabeck in Kitsap County. The Stavis NRCA surrounds the Kitsap Forest Natural Area Preserve and creates a 4,395-acre site that includes freshwater wetlands, riparian habitat, estuaries, shorelines, and an old-growth forest.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 3,067,042.48 Applicant Match: $ - Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1183
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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.