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 Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a restoration project within Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve (NAP), located in the northwest corner of Klickitat County, 24 miles north of the town of White Salmon. Ten acres of wetland habitat will be restored through weed control and native plant establishment. Nonnative pasture grasses will be removed to allow for a diversity of native wet meadow species to dominate the meadow. This will improve breeding and foraging habitat for Oregon spotted frog and Sandhill cranes. Additionally 50 acres of forest habitat will be treated to enhance habitat for Northern Spotted Owl, western gray squirrel, and Pulsifer’s monkeyflower. Forest treatments include thinning out small diameter dense even age stands of conifers, thinning around large individual trees, and removing conifers encroaching into the oak bald. The primary habitat restored through this project is forest and meadows.

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: Active 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.