Sunnyside-Snake River
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Phillip Buser
2620 North Commercial Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-2028

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Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area
Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife AreaThe Sunnyside/Snake River Wildlife Area is managed in 17 units that cover more than 20,840 acres in Franklin, Benton, and Yakima counties. Acquisitions began in the late 1940s to protect and enhance habitat and provide public recreation. Some of the lands also help meet mitigation goals for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) construction projects to address habitat losses for upland wildlife, waterfowl, big game and a variety of non-game species. Some of the units are owned by the Bureau of Reclamation but are managed as part of the wildlife area. Close to one half of the acreage is sagebrush steppe and steppe grassland. Open water, cultivated cropland, and woodland are the other main land cover. There are many water access sites scattered across the wildlife area, with most along the Yakima River and the area is popular for fishing, hunting, and bird watching
How to Get Here
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Wildlife Area Map
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Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
Weekender Report
Wildlife Viewing Guides
Accessing Washington's Outdoors
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