Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.
This site in Skamania County adds 267 acres to existing ownership and contains unusual plant communities, threatened plants, numerous monitor-listed plants, spectacular views, exposed rocky ridges, and open flats. It has one of the few original forests on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Table Mountain is a prominent natural feature and lies within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.