Washougal Oaks NA Restoration- Phase 2

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

This project restored fish and wildlife habitat in the Washougal Oaks Natural Area that has been damaged due to fire suppression, conifer invasion, mining, timber harvest, grazing, and invasion of non-native plants. Specifically, 15 acres of horse pasture were planted in Oregon white oaks and other native shrubs, while invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry were treated with tested methods. Fourty- five Douglas fir trees that were thinned during the project were placed in the streams, using helicopter, directly after cutting.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $145,009.23 Applicant Match: $3,361.14 Project Type: Restoration County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1646

Location Details

From Vancouver, Washington take highway 14 to approximately 3 miles east of the town of Washougal. The site is on the north side of the highway.

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.