West Tiger Mountain NRCA 2012

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

We were successful in purchasing longstanding privately owned parcels which will be key for the sites’s functionality. On 11/20/18 we purchased the Hailstone parcel, and on 2/28/19 we purchased the East Sunsets parcel. Given the significance of the East Sunsets parcel we partnered with the City of Issaquah to make this transaction come to fruition. Additionally we appraised but couldn’t agree on a price on the Hill and Weyerhaueser properties. We re-approached Hill with a partnership with King Co., this appraisal came back higher, but the owner was still not willing to sell.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,098,623.98 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1184

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.