Taneum River Mile 5 Floodplain Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Yakama Nation will use this grant to implement a floodplain restoration project at Taneum Creek RM 5 project site. The project objectives are to re-aggrade channel bed, reconnect floodplain surfaces more frequently and restore former wet meadow habitat without elevating flood risk to adjacent parcels. Restoration will include engineered log structures, unanchored wood installation, change in the access point to reduce the amount of road fill in the historic floodplain, and removal of old road materials from floodplain surfaces. Additionally, grant funding will complete an extensive floodplain planting, in which 3,000- 5,000 plants are planted to water table depth to increase survival.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $380,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1626

Location Details

Take exit 101 towards Thorp and turn south on Thorp HWY. Then go 0.7 miles and turn right onto Thorp Cemetery Road. Continue on Thorp Cemetery Road which will then become NF road 3300 for 2 miles. The driveway for access onto the parcel will be on your left.

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.