West Tiger Mountain NRCA

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 acquisition will secure critical inholdings in the West Tiger Mountain NRCA. These inholdings are immediately threatened with conversion to residential uses which are incompatible with the viability of this important Urban Wildlife Habitat area. The acquired properties will preserve critical wildlife habitat, open space and scenic vistas along the I-90 corridor and provide opportunities for low-impact recreational uses and outdoor environmental education. Tiger Mountain is a conservation area with immense regional and local importance. The development proposal is to revegetate a disturbed site next to the High Point trail head to increase its wildlife habitat and natural values.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,750,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1014

Location Details

Immediately southeast of Issaquah; adjacent to the Tiger Mountain State Forest.

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.