Date: Aug 8, 2022
OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) legislative and budget requests for the 2023 legislative session, and several land transactions across the state at a virtual meeting on Friday. As part of that action the Commission authorized WDFW to move forward with the acquisition of a 60-acre property in the Quincy Lakes unit of the Columbia Wildlife Area in Grant County, to enhance conservation efforts and improve public recreation access. The property consists of two parcels totaling about 60 acres.
The properties are important for waterfowl and other wetland obligate species and the acquisition will provide better wildlife and wetland monitoring and management. The site also provides recreational hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Approved through Lands 20/20 in 2019, the appraised value of the property is $130,000, which will be provided using funds from the limited fish and wildlife account through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Migratory Bird Stamp & Art Print Program.