West Tiger Mountain NRCA 02

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

This is a project to acquire privately owned properties eligible for inclusion in the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA) in King County. Properties proposed for acquisition are immediately threatened with conversion to residential uses incompatible with the viability of this important Urban Wildlife Habitat area. Distinctive physical features of this site include talus caves, two lakes, three stream systems, forested wetlands, and old growth Douglas-fir forests. The acquired properties will preserve critical wildlife habitat, open space and scenic vistas along the I-90 corridor and provide opportunities for low-impact recreation and outdoor environmental education. West Tiger Mountain is a conservation area with immense regional and local importance.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $824,062.85 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1187

Location Details

From Seattle drive east on I-90, take exit 20, turn left on SE 79th St. West Tiger Mountain NRCA is along I-90 at the community of High Point.

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.