WDFW West Foster 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

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to to restore 0.4 miles of West Foster Creek on the Wells Wildlife Area in Douglas County. This reach is in a degraded condition due to an incised stream channel and headcuts. The goal is to stop the incision process, improve water quality, stream habitat, and the surrounding riparian vegetation community. To achieve this goal, beaver dam analogs will be placed in the stream and restoration plantings will occur. The primary habitat restored is riparian.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $119,100.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Douglas Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1638

Location Details

From Bridgeport, travel south on State Highway 17 2.3 miles to it's intersection with County Road Bridgeport Hill Road. Turn south on Bridgeport Hill Road 4.35 miles to the wildlife area entrance. Turning west on to an unimproved two-track road, travel 0.25 miles to the worksite.

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.