ENTIAT SLOPES NATURAL AREA PRESERVE
Features Protected: Thompson’s clover and longsepal globemallow
Ecoregion: East Cascades (Chelan County)
This 1,920-acre site and its surrounding landscape are characterized by steep, rugged terrain and narrow canyons that terminate at the edge of the Columbia River. The preserve contains one of the largest known populations of Thompson's clover, a plant that is state-listed as “threatened,” and a population of longsepal globemallow, a state-listed “sensitive” plant. The preserve, which also contains grasslands and scattered ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir, is susceptible to—and has evolved with—frequent natural fires. Longsepal globemallow, an apparently fire-dependent species, drastically increased in numbers following the most recent fire in 1988.
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 Entiat Slopes 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 Entiat Slopes NAP
Environmental Education and Public Access
Currently no formal educational programs are available at Entiat Slopes NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Southeast Region natural areas manager.