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200723200 - Okanogan-Similkameen Habitat Protection Project - Fish and wildlife habitat protection through fee simple and conservation easement purchases

Sponsor: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

Budgets: FY07: $625,000 | FY08: $877,500 | FY09: $877,500

Short description: Acquire high quality shrub-steppe, dry forest, and riparian habitats, and help secure a critical international wildlife corridor in the Okanogan-Similkameen Watershed. Support Okanogan Subbasin Plan, WDFW mission and other regional planning efforts.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $625,000 | FY08: $877,000 | FY09: $878,000

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

This project calls for the purchase of up to 2000 acres to become part of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area to improve situation for sharp-tailed grouse and other key species. The ISRP requests for additional information including the rational for the establishment of priority sites and relationship to other Scotch Creek proposals were addressed in the sponsor response. With the references to Canada in the text, it would be useful in the future to provide an additional map at a smaller scale that shows the areas in Washington relative to the border with Canada to better understand the scales and proximity with Canada.

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State/province recommendation: Washington

Review group: Washington list

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: See Washington guidance