Niawiakum River NAP
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NIAWIAKUM RIVER NATURAL AREA PRESERVE

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

EcoregionNorthwest Coast   (Pacific County)

Site Description
This 997 acre preserve is an unusually high quality, intact tidal river system that contains some of the best remaining salt marsh systems in Willapa Bay and along the entire Washington/Oregon coast. The diverse habitats support a wide variety of wildlife, including the state sensitive bald eagle, great blue herons, elk, kingfishers and many others.

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 Niawiakum River NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at david.wilderman@dnr.wa.gov

Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Niawiakum 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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