The Two-Steppe NAP
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The Two-Steppe NAP 
 

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THE TWO-STEPPE NATURAL AREA PRESERVE

Features Protected: Big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass plant community, stiff sagebrush/Sandberg's bluegrass plant community, thyme-leaved buckwheat/Sandberg's bluegrass plant community, sage sparrow, and sage thrasher
EcoregionColumbia Plateau  (Douglas County)

Site Description
This 394 acre preserve contains the largest remaining area of high-quality shrub-grassland ecosystems in the northwest portion of the Columbia Basin. Situated in a landscape dominated by agricultural fields, the site also provides an important refuge for birds, such as the sage sparrow and sage thrasher, that are dependent on these shrub-steppe habitats.

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 The Two-Steppe 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 The Two-Steppe NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Southeast Region natural areas manager. 

 

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Jeanne Demorest
Southeast Region, Natural Areas Manager
Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources
509-925-0911
jeanne.demorest@dnr.wa.gov

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