Columbia Falls NAP
Features Protected: Columbia Falls Natural Area Preserve (NAP) protects two state-threatened, four sensitive plants, and one state-threatened animal.
Ecoregion: West Cascades (Skamania County)
This area protects two state-threatened, four sensitive plant species, and the Larch Mountain salamander (a state-threatened species). Basalt cliffs and steep talus slopes make this site nearly inaccessible. The habitat for many of the rare species is very sensitive to disturbance. The 514-acre site contains undisturbed natural forest communities and nine plant species which occur only in the Columbia River Gorge.
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 Columbia Falls NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Columbia Falls NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Pacific Cascade Region natural areas manager.