State Agency Awarded $3M for Conservation Land Near Grand Coulee

February 7, 2018

This is WWRP in action: $3 million grant awarded to WDFW to preserve 7,250 acres of shrub-steppe habitat for sharp-tailed grouse and other priority species!

Excerpt: It is the final phase of a three-phase project to buy more than 20,500 acres, with previous purchases making up the department’s Big Bend Wildlife Area. The land is an important link between sharp-tailed grouse populations in Douglas, Okanogan, and Lincoln Counties and a strategic component in the department’s ongoing efforts to maintain and recover sharp-tailed grouse in these counties, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

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