Protecting Rare Prairie Habitat: West Rocky Prairie

Protecting Rare Prairie Habitat: West Rocky Prairie

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Quail_California copyBlack Hills Audubon is working to protect a remaining tract of rare prairie habitat (near Maytown in southern Thurston County), especially habitat for listed species such as the Oregon Spotted Frog.

 

We manage the monitoring of the water level and reproduction of the Oregon Spotted Frog in this 810-acre WDFW parcel adjacent to gravel mining. This work is done in partnership with other conservation organizations and with state agencies. Black Hills supports WDFW efforts to acquire an adjacent parcel, now owned by the Port of Tacoma. Funds have been approved toward this purchase from the WA Wildlife and Recreation Fund and USF&W grants.