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.
Acqusition of land along the lower portion of Tarboo Creek. Lower Tarboo Creek is a rare example of an undeveloped lower river floodplain in Washington. The lower river and adjoining tributaries, side channels, wetlands, Sitka Spruce groves, cedar, and fir forest and Dabob Bay shoreline provide excellent habitat for at-risk salmon stocks and priority wildlife species. The legal description of the property to be acquired is: NW quarter of Section 4, Township 27N, Range 1 West, Jefferson County.