DAVIS CANYON NATURAL AREA PRESERVE
Features Protected: antelope bitterbrush/Idaho fescue plant community
Ecoregion: Okanogan (Okanogan County)
This 293 acre preserve contains one of the best remaining examples of the antelope bitterbrush/Idaho fescue communities that once flourished in eastern Washington. Spring wildflowers on Davis Canyon's sloping hillsides include blanket-flower, desert yellow-daisy, lupines, mariposa lilies, death camas, yellow bells, shooting star, prairie-smoke and larkspur. This site was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1986 in recognition of its nationwide significance to natural area protection.
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 Davis Canyon 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 Davis Canyon NAP:
Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Davis Canyon NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Northeast Region natural areas manager.