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BONE RIVER NATURAL AREA PRESERVE

Features Protected: Four types of salt marsh ecosystems (low salinity high marsh; moderate salinity high marsh; sandy, moderate salinity low marsh; and silty, moderate salinity low marsh) and associated plant communities.

EcoregionNorthwest Coast   (Pacific County)

Site Description
This 2,720 acre preserve contains the finest salt marshes remaining in Willapa Bay, and includes tideflats, sloughs, freshwater streams, freshwater wetlands and conifer forests. The preserve provides critically important waterfowl habitat, supports the federally-threatened marbled murrelet and state sensitive bald eagle, and hosts runs of steelhead and coho salmon.

Science, Research and Monitoring
Bone River NAPPublic and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Bone River NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at david.wilderman@dnr.wa.gov

Examples of research and monitoring projects that have been carried out at Bone River NAP:

  • Gisler, S. and  M. Gisler. 2005. Habitat assessments for Reintroduction of Henderson’s Checkermallow. Native Plant Society of Oregon Field Research Grants Report. 

Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Bone River NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Pacific Cascade Region natural areas manager. 

 

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Carlo Abbruzzese
Pacific Cascade Region Natural Areas Manager
360-577-2025
carlo.abbruzzese@dnr.wa.gov

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