Granite Lakes NRCA
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GRANITE LAKES NRCA

Features Protected: Mid- and high-elevation conifer forest and subalpine parkland

EcoregionNorth Cascades (Skagit County)

Site Description
Abutting the Glacier Peak wilderness area, this 603 acre conservation area contains montane forests, subalpine parklands, and mountain lakes.  Forests include 160 year old stands of Pacific silver fir, mountain hemlock and associated plant communities.  At higher elevations, subalpine parkland communities support scattered trees and low shrubs such as heathers and Cascade blueberry. 

Granite Lakes NRCAScience, 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 Granite Lakes NRCA, 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 Granite Lakes NRCA. The site has no developed public access facilities. For more information, contact the DNR Northwest Region natural areas manager.

 

 

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Paul McFarland
Northwest Region Natural Areas Manager
360-854-2882
paul.mcfarland@dnr.wa.gov

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