Washougal Oaks NAP/NRCA 04

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

This proposal is for acquisition of privately owned properties located east of Washougal at the western edge of the Columbia River Gorge in Clark County. These acquisitions are the second phase of a multi-phased project with the long-term objective of protecting the oak woodland and associated species from future residential development, other incompatible uses, and exotic plant species.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $921,762.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1278

Location Details

The project is located approximately 3.5 miles east of downtown Washougal on Highway 14. Work site is located mostly north of the highway on both the west and east sides of Lawton Creek.

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.