The state Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the purchase of nearly 52 acres of property along Dungeness Bay at its June 1-2 meeting.
Acquiring the land, about five miles north of Sequim, will allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect and restore key coastal wetlands important for fish, shellfish and wildlife.
The property will become part of the North Olympic Wildlife Area, managed to provide habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species as well as public access for outdoor recreation, such as fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. The $1 million purchase price will be funded with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants.
The commission also approved a transfer of about 1,200 acres of wetlands on the north and south sides of Willapa Bay to the agency to help protect marsh and forested wetlands.