Western Pond Turtle

Category Overview

Critical Habitat projects are our state’s primary tool for conserving important fish and wildlife habitat. These projects protect the rich and diverse habitats in our forests, prairies, and wetlands. These funds help maintain our state’s biodiversity and protect species that are popular for hunting, birding, and other outdoor recreation, and are critical for the health of our salmon and fish populations.

Project Highlights

This agreement involves the acquisition of approximately 120 acres of habitat for western pond turtles in Skamania and Klickitat counties. Once common, the turtle is a state-listed threatened species, with few remaining locations. The project helps protect and preserve the species last known habitat sites in Washington.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Critical Habitat WWRP Grant: $351,936.56 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 93-823

Location Details

Traveling east on Highway 14, turn left onto Old Highway 8 (Lyle-White Salmon Road). Turn right on Biggers Road. Property is on the right starting at the corner of the Old Highway 8 and Biggers Road.

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.