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 Natural Area Preserves

NameCountyDescription
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Marcellus Shrub Steppe NAPAdamsThis site protects native shrub-grasslands, once widespread in this part of the Columbia Basin.
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Camas Meadows NAPChelanThis preserve contains the largest known populations of two plant species endemic to the Wenatchee Mnts.
Entiat Slopes NAPChelanThis site contains one of the largest known populations of a state Threatened plant, the Thompson's clover.
Upper Dry Gulch NAPChelanThis site protects the largest known population of Whited's milkvetch, a state Endangered plant species.
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Lacamas Prairie Natural AreaClarkThis combined natural area preserve (NAP) and natural resources conservation area (NRCA) protects the best known remnant of the Willamette Valley wet prairie ecosystem in Washington.
Washougal Oaks Natural AreaClarkThis combined NAP/ NRCA protects the largest high-quality Oregon white oak woodland in western WA.
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The Two-Steppe NAPDouglasThis site contains the largest remaining high-quality shrub-grassland ecosystems in the NW Columbia Basin.
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Kahlotus Ridgetop NAPFranklinThis preserve is one of the last examples of the native arid grassland of the eastern Columbia Basin.
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Castle Rock NAPGrantThis site supports unusually well preserved examples of eastern Washington's shrub speckled grasslands.
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Carlisle Bog NAPGrays HarborThis site supports a diverse and undisturbed example of a sphagnum bog ecosystem and connected lake.
Chehalis River Surge Plain NAPGrays HarborThis preserve contains the largest and best quality tidal surge plain wetland in the state.
Goose Island NAPGrays HarborThis island has supported a large colony of nesting seabirds including gulls, brants, and long billed curlew.
North Bay NAPGrays HarborThis preserve contains one of the highest quality coastal freshwater and sphagnum bog systems in WA.
Sand Island NAPGrays HarborThis sandy accretion island protects nesting seabird colonies, including historic caspian tern nesting.
Whitcomb Flats NAPGrays HarborThis island in Grays Harbor supports nesting seabird colonies, including Western gulls and Caspian terns.
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Admiralty Inlet NAPIslandThis site protects an endangered plant species, the golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta).
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Clearwater Bogs NAPJeffersonThis site protects three sphagnum moss bog ecosystems and sheltering forested drainages.
Dabob Bay NAPJeffersonThis preserve supports one of the few Puget Trough harbor coastal spits still in good condition.
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Charley Creek NAPKingThis preserve protects 110-145 year old tree stands which provide habitat for northern spotted owl.
Kings Lake Bog NAPKingThis site preserves sphagnum bogs and a 2 ac. "eyelet" pond, extremely rare ecosystems in the Puget Trough.
Snoqualmie Bog NAPKingThis preserve protects a sphagnum moss bog which is now extremely rare in the Puget Trough.
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Kitsap Forest NAPKitsapThis site protects extensive, unlogged mature forests in the central and southern Puget Trough ecoregion.
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Badger Gulch NAPKlickitatThis preserve protects native grasslands and oak savannas unique to south-central Washington.
Cleveland Shrub Steppe NAPKlickitatThis preserve contains high-quality examples of native shrub-grassland ecosystems that were once abundant.
Columbia Hills NAPKlickitatThis area contains the largest remnant of one of Washington's rarest types of grassland ecosystems.
Monte Cristo NAPKlickitatThis site contains examples of grand fir communities found in the lower part of the Eastern Cascades.
Trout Lake NAPKlickitatThis preserve is home to one of four remaining Washington populations of the Oregon spotted frog.
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Spring Creek Canyon NAPLincolnThis preserve contains remnant examples of Douglas-fir/ ponderosa pine forest and shrub-grassland.
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Hamma Hamma Balds NAPMasonThis fragile ecosystem hosts nearly 200 plant, moss and lichen specie on grassy balds atop oceanic basalt rock.
Ink Blot NAPMasonThis site preserves a low-elevation wetland and bog complex that includes three parallel, elongated basins and their watersheds.
Oak Patch NAPMasonThis site preserves an Oregon white oak woodland and an Oregon white oak-Douglas-fir mosaic.
Schumacher Creek NAPMasonThis site protects an example of the imperiled Sitka alder/ skunk cabbage/ water parsley community.
Skookum Inlet NAPMasonThis site preserves important examples of wetland ecosystems in the lower Puget Sound area.
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Kennedy Creek NAPMason, ThurstonThis site is a good quality remnant of a larger tidal river marsh, providing important habitat for wildlife.
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Barker Mountain NAPOkanoganThis preserve protects examples of shrub-grassland ecosystems (shrub-steppe).
Chopaka Mountain NAPOkanoganThis preserve protects 14 state Sensitive plant species.
Davis Canyon NAPOkanoganThis site contains some of the best examples of the shub-steppe ecosystems that once flourished in WA.
Methow Rapids NAPOkanoganThis site protects examples of native shrub-grassland once found over much of the valley and foothills.
Riverside Breaks NAPOkanoganThis preserve contains examples of two rare types of native shrub-grassland ecosystems.
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Bone River NAPPacificThis preserve contains the finest salt marshes remaining in Willapa Bay.
Gunpowder Island NAPPacificThis preserve protects nesting seabird colonies, including the rare snowy plover.
Niawiakum River NAPPacificThis preserve contains some of the highest quality salt marsh vegetation remaining in Willapa Bay.
Willapa Divide NAPPacificThis preserve protects old growth silver fir, Western hemlock, and Western red cedar.
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Point Doughty NAPSan JuanThis preserve protects the "rain shadow" vegetation which occurs in the San Juan Islands.
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Cypress Highlands NAPSkagitThis preserve includes rare freshwater wetlands and native fescue grasslands on rocky balds.
Olivine Bridge NAPSkagitThis site preserves native vegetation on serpentine soils at low elevations in the Western Cascades.
Skagit Bald Eagle NAPSkagitThis area is a critical bald eagle winter roosting site.
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Columbia Falls NAPSkamaniaThis site protects two state Threatened and four Sensitive plants and one state Threatened animal.
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Pinecroft NAPSpokaneThis site preserves the largest remaining example of a ponderosa pine/grassland ecosystem.
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Little Pend Oreille River NAPStevensThis site protects a mosaic of wetlands, providing habitat for wildlife and two state Sensitive plants.
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Bald Hill NAPThurstonThis preserve protects an unusual number of habitats, plant communities, and 4 state Sensitive plant species.
Mima Mounds NAPThurstonThis preserve protects the best remaining example of the unusual "mima mound" landscape.
Rocky Prairie NAPThurstonThis site preserves an example of the "mima mound" landscape, and native Puget prairie grassland.
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Dailey Prairie NAPWhatcomThis site supports the largest population of several-flowered sedge known to occur in Washington.
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Selah Cliffs NAPYakimaThis preserve supports the largest known population of a rare plant known as the basalt daisy.

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