Upper Yakima River Acquisitions

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

This project includes administrative costs in support of the Hundley property conservation easement acquired under project #06-1817.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $4,054.85 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1158

Location Details

Interstate 90 east of Seattle and across the Cascades Mountains. At town of Easton, travel south on Cabin Creek Road. At mouth of canyon, Monahan Road exits to the north. Gate. Travel through gate and drive west along the John Wayne Trail. Lands are along Yakima River approximately 3 miles west of entrance to trail. Other lands are further south along the Cabin Creek Road within the Cabin Creek Canyon.

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.