Vancouver Lake Lowlands – 1997

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

This 317-acre acquisition protects extensive wetlands, shoreline, and uplands habitat. It helps unify over 7,000 acres of publicly owned habitat lands and completes public acquisition of the entire shoreline around 2,800-acre Vancouver Lake, just west of the City of Vancouver. The area supports the second largest wintering population of migratory waterfowl on the Pacific Northwest coast.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County Parks Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: 0 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 97-026

Location Details

South and east shores of Vancouver Lake between La Frambois Rd. and the north end of Buckmire Slough.

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.