KINGS LAKE BOG
Features Protected: Low-elevation sphagnum bog, low-elevation permanent pond, few-flowered sedge, Beller’s ground beetle, and Hatch’s click beetle
Ecoregion: Puget Trough (King County)
This preserve protects sphagnum bogs and a small "eyelet" pond, which represent ecosystems that are now extremely rare in the Puget Trough. Eyelet ponds are open water areas bounded by a quaking mat of sphagnum peat. The preserve includes populations of few-flowered sedge, a state-listed sensitive plant, plus Hatch's click beetle and Beller's ground beetle, both state-candidate animal species only found in very good condition sphagnum bogs.
Science, Research and Monitoring
Public 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 Kings Lake Bog NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of research and monitoring projects that have been carried out at Kings Lake Bog NAP
- Hydrology and water quality monitoring (The Evergreen State College)
- Inventory of fungus species (University of Washington)
Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Kings Lake Bog NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR South Puget Sound Region natural areas manager.