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.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources proposed this project to purchase 51 acres within the Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area. No properties were acquired with this project agreement, although demolition and restoration expenses associated with the Esterly property were charged to this grant. The Esterly property was acquired through grant #06-1836.