Bald Hill NAP
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Bald Hill NAP

Features Protected: This preserve protects an unusual number of habitats, plant communities, and four state Sensitive plant species.

Ecoregion:   Puget Trough   (Thurston County)

Site Description
This preserve supports an unusual number of habitats and plant communities, including streamsides, mossy rocks, cliff crevices, seasonally wet grassland, Oregon white oak woodland, and exposed rock outcrops.  The 314-acre site also protects four state Sensitive plant species, including common blue-cup, nuttall's quilwort, California sword fern, and small flowered trillium.  The grassland community is delicately perched on massive rocky bald hillsides dotted with oak trees.  Wildflowers are abundant in the spring, including camas lilies, blue-eyed grass, Puget balsamroot (a sunflower-like plant), yellow and blue violets, chocolate lilies, harvest brodiea, dwarf monkey-flower, farewell to spring, Nuttall's larkspur, blue-eyed Mary, and others.

Bald Hill NAP  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 Bald Hill 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 Bald Hill 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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Pacific Cascade Region, Natural Areas Manager
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