Future Little Badger Mountain Trails
Little Badger Mountain is the next stage in our vision for a system of trails connecting four of our local ridges (Little Badger, Badger, Candy & Red). We’ve partnered with the City of Richland for a Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program matching grant to complete a new trail connecting the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve to the summit of Little Badger (the highest elevation in the City of Richland).
Project Lead Donor
Hanford contractor, Washington Closure Hanford (WCH) and parent company AECOM are the lead donors for this project with their legacy gift of $300,761 to FOBM. The donation honors the employees of the former Hanford contractor WCH for their significant achievements to clean up along the Columbia River over the past 11 years. The donation will be used to secure ridge top access parcels needed to complete the eastern potion of the trail to the summit of Little Badger. In addition, a portion of the donation will be used to start trail construction Fall 2019 and build basalt monuments in honor of the WCH employees and their Columbia River Corridor Clean Up accomplishments.
Purchase of Westcliffe Heights Lots 17, 18 & 19 are critical to getting off the steep north face and gaining access to the ridge top.
Next the trail will gain the ridgeline and have an exciting knife edge ridge section with precipitous slopes on both sides of the trail. The ridgeline trail will provide public access to the Summit Overlook near the water tanks at the top of Little Badger mountain.
This project is for the fee simple acquisition of approximately 80 acres of open space for a non-motorized trail corridor. The primary goals are open space preservation (sagebrush habitat), protection of City facing slope land (preserve our current view of the local ridges) and to establish public ridge top access for non-motorized recreation to the summit of Little Badger Mountain (public access to the highest point within the City of Richland).
How You Can Help
If you love Badger Mountain as much as we do, please help us protect more of our local ridge land. The Little Badger Mountain Trail project needs WWRP matching funding to be successful. That’s why we’re collecting signatures asking the WA State legislature for $130 million for all the WWRP matching grants.
Please take a few minutes to read and sign WWRP’s letter today to ensure a better tomorrow.View and Sign Letter »
For more information please contact David Comstock at (509) 521-8226 or email@example.com