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.
This purchase of 77 acres in King County secures critical inholdings in the West Tiger Mountain NRCA. These sites are threatened with conversion to residential uses incompatible with this natural area. The acquired properties will preserve wildlife resources and recreational activities like nature walks, wildlife viewing, open space, and scenic vistas along the I-90 corridor.