Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Ph. 1

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

Purchase of 567 acres of shorelands, wetlands, and floodplains on Vancouver Lake just west of the City of Vancouver. This property provides critical wintering areas for Canada geese, migrating sandhill cranes, and a variety of other waterfowl. The project is consistent with and in cooperation with Clark County facilities nearby.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $661,312.23 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-835

Location Details

The southeast shore of 2,800 acre Vancouver Lake just touches the west city limits of Vancouver, Washington. Road access to the south and east sides at Vancouver Lake is via Fruit Valley Road and Laframbois Road.

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.