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 83-acre acquisition in Mason County’s lower Hood Canal includes the intertidal areas and uplands of Lynch Cove near the Union River Wildlife Area. The site is important for shellfish, trumpeter swans, and critical fish stocks.