Stemilt Basin Phase 2

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

Chelan County and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (as co-sponsor) will use this grant to acquire approximately 5,290 acres of dry conifer forest, mesic mixed conifer forest, and other diverse habitats in the southeastern part of the county. The primary purpose of the project is habitat protection and the primary outdoor recreational use is public access for hiking, hunting, fishing, and equestrian use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Chelan County of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $ 1,250,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,250,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Active RCO Project # 12-1510
Photo Credit: Gayle Thompson
Photo Credit: RCO PRISM

Location Details

From the intersection of S. Wenatchee Avenue and Crawford Street in Wenatchee, travel south on S. Wenatchee Avenue/Malaga-Alcoa Highway 3 miles to Stemilt Creek Road, turn right of Stemilt Creek Road and travel 5 miles to the intersection with Loop Road. The parcels generally lie to the south and west.

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.