WDFW Scotch Creek Riparian Restoration

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 will restore 0.5 miles of riparian area along Scotch Creek, on the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in Okanogan County. This project will use beaver dam analogs to raise the water table, create meander, and aggrade the incised channel. The improvement to stream hydraulics will raise the adjacent water table, and allow riparian vegetation to survive. The primary habitat being restored is riparian habitat.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $ 92,400.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Restoration County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1847

Location Details

Travel NW from Omak toward Conconully. At approximately mile 14, turn north into the parking area adjacent to the volunteer fire district 7 fire house. Follow the road through the gate (No Unauthorized Vehicles from this point) across the creek and bend to the right. Past the equipment storage area, stay right on the farm field road leading to the beginning of the project site.

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.