West Tiger Mountain NRCA 04

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

Funding from this project was used to acquire some of the last remaining key parcels identified as a high priority to complete the West Tiger Mountain Natural esources Conservation Area (NRCA) and the Mount Si NRCA in King County. These parcels will now be managed to protect significant Urban Wildlife Habitat habitat, provide opportunities for low-impact public use and outdoor environmental education, and provide vital open space, landscape connections and scenic vistas in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. This project helped to reduce fragmentation of an important landscape and ecosystem threatened by residential development.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $509,637.09 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 05, 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1349

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.