Vancouver Lake Lowlands – 1991

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

County purchased 1,518 acres in the Vancouver Lake lowlands and along the lower end of Salmon Creek in southwest Clark County for Urban Wildlife Habitat habitat and low impact recreation. Area provides excellent bird watching opportunities and also assists with local flood prevention efforts.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vancouver Parks, Rec & CS Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $980,649.75 Applicant Match: $980,649.75 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-166

Location Details

From I-5 in Vancouver, exit and go west on Fourth Plain. Turn right (north) on Fruit Valley Road. Miscellaneous parcels on Vancouver Lake, Lake River, Salmon Creek, & also Columbia River.

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.