White Salmon Oak NRCA Oak Restoration

Category Overview

The State Lands Restoration and Enhancement category provides funding to two state agencies to help repair damaged plant and animal habitat. These grants focus on resource preservation and protection of public lands. Projects in this category help bring important natural areas and resources back to their original functions by improving the self sustaining and ecological functionality of sites.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to restore 75 acres of oak woodlands and mixed conifer-oak forests within the White Salmon Oak NRCA. Restoration work will include thinning, snag creation, prescribed burning, and invasive species control. This work will restore the critically imperiled east cascade oak-ponderosa pine forest and woodland and will benefit two priority spices: western grey squirrel and Surkdorfs desert-parsley. Along with the benefits to these species, this work will increase climate change resiliency and fire resiliency in this portion of the NRCA. The primary habitat types restored through this grant are oak woodlands and conifer-oak forests.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Restoration & Enhancement WWRP Grant: $80,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Restoration County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1353

Location Details

Eastern Access From White Salmon Follow SR 141 north to the town of Husum. Turn right onto Indian Creek Road Follow Indian Creek Road for 2.3 miles to the NAP boundary. Northwest Access from White Salmon Take right onto Estes Ave across from Hardware Store in White Salmon this road turns into NW Loop Road. Or take NW Loop road off of HWY 141 North of White Salmon. At stop sign turn right onto Snowden Road, stay to the right once on Snowden Road. Take a left onto Sandborn Road. Follow the road to the end of the houses and park at the gate.

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.