The following properties were recently purchased with grants from the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Resource Conservation Funding Board:
- Lower East Fork Lewis River
- Upper East Fork Lewis River
- Whipple Creek
- Lower Washougal River Trail
- Lacamas Lake Shoreline
Lower East Fork Lewis River
Two properties were recently acquired. One includes 52 acres of shoreline, riparian, and floodplain habitat on the East Fork Lewis River three miles southeast of La Center. The second includes 12 acres across the East Fork from Lewisville Park.
The East Fork Lewis supports Endangered Species Act-listed runs of steelhead and coho, Chinook, and chum salmon. The site also provides habitat for deer, river otter, beaver, eagles, hawks and neotropical migrant birds.
Upper East Fork Lewis River
169 acres of high-quality shoreline, riparian, and associated uplands habitat on the East Fork Lewis River 1.5 miles west of the Clark/Skamania County Line and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The property includes shoreline, and springs and seeps on the adjoining hillside that are important to fish runs in the East Fork.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified this site as one of the five most important urban forests in the greater Vancouver area due to the quality and diversity of its habitat. The land supports a variety of neotropical migrant birds, pileated woodpecker, hawks, owls, deer, beaver and raccoon. Whipple Creek supports coho and steelhead (ESA-Threatened) and resident cutthroat trout.
Lower Washougal River Trail
7.24 acres which enabled developed of a shared-use regional trail located in the 125-acre Washougal River Greenway in Camas and a new Camas-Washougal Community Center. The park and trail complex will provide opportunities for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking and fishing and it will provide linkages to the 350-acre Lacamas Lake Regional Park, Goot Park and many other recreation facilities.
Lacamas Lake Shoreline
Seven acres of riparian and wetland habitat along the shoreline of Lacamas Lake near the intersection of SR 500 and Leadbetter Road. The project site supports a variety of wildlife including deer, beaver, osprey, bald eagles, great blue heron, wood duck, Canada geese, and neotropical migrant birds.