As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.
The purpose of this project is to add approximately 250 acres to existing ownership within this Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA). Table Mountain is located within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and contains one of the few intact forests along the Washington side of the gorge.