Trout Lake NAP Forest and Meadow 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 Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve, in northwest Klickitat County, 24 miles north of White Salmon. The department will control weeds, remove nonnative pasture grasses, and help native plants establish on 10 acres of wetlands. The restoration work will improve breeding and foraging habitat for Oregon spotted frogs and sandhill cranes. The department also will thin and removing trees on another 50 acres of forest to enhance habitat for northern spotted owls, western gray squirrels, and Pulsifer’s monkeyflowers.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 106,300.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1664

Location Details

Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve is located approximately one mile northwest of the town of Trout Lake, situated 24 miles north of the city of White Salmon, all within the northwest corner of Klickitat County, Washington. From SR 14 along the Columbia River, turn north onto Highway 141 to the city of White Salmon. Continue north along the White Salmon River to the town of Trout Lake, approximately 24 miles. The NAP lies just north of the town along Mt. Adams Highway.

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.