Little Pend Oreille River Natural Area Preserve

Located in northeast corner of Washington, this preserve includes a large expanse of wetland habitatsA mosaic of wetland habitats. and adjacent conifer forest along the Little Pend Oreille River. The mosaic of wetland habitats, including areas dominated by a variety of shrubs interspersed with extensive open marshes, provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, osprey, moose and many other wildlife species. Two state-listed sensitive plant species, poor sedge and bulb-bearing water hemlock, are also found in the open marsh areas on this 290 acre preserve. 
Features Protected: Mid-elevation riparian wetland, poor sedge, and bulb-bearing water-hemlock
Ecoregion: Canadian Rockies (Stevens County) 

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 Little Pend Oreille River NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at  

Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at Little Pend Oreille River NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Northeast Region natural areas manager.