Wenas – Cleman Mountain

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to purchase about 1,100 acres of shrubsteppe and Riparian Protection. The property borders the Wenas Wildlife Area on two sides and functions as a connection to important shrubsteppe core habitats. The primary conservation opportunity provided by this project is habitat protection for a diverse array of avian, terrestrial and aquatic species.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,875,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Yakima Legislative District: 13 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1227

Location Details

From Selah, head east on E Home Ave toward WA, Turn left on WA /N Wenas Road, at 15.5 miles turn to 17250 N Wenas Rd

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.